Dream Chaser Spaceplane Close Up (2017)
Footage of the SNC's Dream Chaser spacecraft at Dawn. The Dream Chaser is a cargo craft capable of transporting pressurized and unpressurized cargo to and from low-Earth orbit destinations such as the International Space Station. Further advantageous capabilities include cargo module disposal, low-g, gentle runway landing return of cargo and sensitive science payloads with immediate access.Video edited by : Go To Space
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China to Launch Reusable Spacecraft in 2020
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to an announcement by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Oct. 31.
Dream Chaser® spacecraft Captive Carry Flight 2017
Watch as our Dream Chaser® spacecraft was carried beneath a Columbia Helicopter over Edwards Air Force Base in California on August 30, 2017. This test, also known as the Captive Carry, is one of many milestones happening at NASA’s Armstrong flight Research Center leading up to a free flight later this year.Timestamps:
0:00 - 47:00: Analysis with Sierra Nevada Corporation's Kimberly Schwandt and Steve Lindsey/Facebook LIVE Q&A
47:00 - 58:50: Captive Carry lift-off
SpaceX Launches The Air Force’s Mysterious Spaceplane
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched on Thursday, carrying the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B into orbit.Although few details of the mission were revealed, we know it's the fifth flight for the Boeing-built spaceplane, and the first time it’s been launched by SpaceX. The Air Force said the plane is carrying “experimental payloads," including satellites and new electronics.The X-37B returned to Earth in May after a two-year space mission. And you guessed it: the Air Force was vague about that mission, too.Subscribe to Vocativ: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideoFind us everywhere else:
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Semi-Classified Falcon 9 Mission Sends X-37B Space Plane into Orbit
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Mission Updates: http://spaceflight101.com/x-37b-otv-5/A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A at 14:00 UTC on September 7, 2017 - carrying into orbit the fifth mission of the U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane. Departing Florida prior to Hurricane Irma's looming arrival, Falcon 9 fired its first stage for two and a half minutes before handing over to the second stage to boost the 5,000-Kilogram winged spacecraft into a classified orbit for a mostly secret mission dedicated to in-space experiments and technology demonstrations. The rocket's first stage mastered SpaceX's seventh land-based recovery, touching down at the Cape's Landing Zone 1 eight minutes and 13 seconds after liftoff.
Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Watch the video to learn more about the Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV).
Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) Mission
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on its fifth mission.
SpaceX is targeting launch of OTV-5 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The primary launch window opens on Thursday, September 7 at 9:50 a.m. EDT or 13:50 UTC, and closes at 2:55 p.m. EDT or 18:55 UTC.
A backup launch window is available on Friday, September 8.
X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle • Movement To Prep For Launch - Military News
X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle • Movement To Prep For Launch - Military News
The U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-5) is being staged in preparation for its upcoming launch on September 7, 2017. Filmed on September 5, 2017.Film Credits: Video courtesy of Boeing, SrA Timothy KirchnerSubscribe & More Videos: https://goo.gl/HdVuXo
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SpaceX Prepares to Launch US Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane
The Air Force announced that its X-37B space plane will launch on Sept. 7 from Kennedy Space Center, hitching a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster.
Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser Spacecraft Tow Test 2017
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser® spacecraft completes a 60mph tow test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Skylon....SABRE Engine Animation
A short 3D animation showing the SABRE engine components.
Airborne 08.09.17: SpaceShipTwo, Presidential Helo, Airbus Perlan Mission II
Also: Pelton v Privatization, Pilatus Update, Army v DJI, Master Instructors, Cessna, Williams FJ44-4A-QPM, Airliner ThreatThe sixth glide test of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity was conducted in Mojave, CA Friday, and for the first time, the propulsion system for the suborbital spacecraft was installed and "live" ... but not engaged. According to Virgin Galactic, "with the exception of the rocket motor fuel grain, called the CTN (Case-Throat-Nozzle), Unity flew with all the spaceship’s principle propulsion components on-board and live. This meant that Unity took off with her forward pressurant tank loaded with helium and for the first time, her centrally positioned Main Oxidizer Tank fully charged with nitrous oxide. A VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program completed its first flight on July 28, signaling the start of the 250 hour flight test program, taking place at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego, New York. The aircraft achieved its first flight, and later that same day completed a second flight at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. Total flight time for the two sorties was one hour and included hover control checks, low speed flight, and a pass of the airfield. Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space to collect ground-breaking insights on climate change, weather and high-altitude flight, recently reached a new high altitude in its second season of flight testing in El Calafate, Argentina. Pilots Jim Payne, Morgan Sandercock, Tim Gardner and Miguel Iturmendi have soared the pressurized Perlan 2 glider in a series of flights reaching a maximum altitude to date of 32,500 feet. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!Airborne 08.09.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, August 9th, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:VSS Unity Flies With Propulsion Systems Installed And Live
First Flight: VH-92A Presidential Helicopter
Airbus Perlan Mission II Reaches New High Altitude
EAA's Jack Pelton Makes A Case Against ATC Privatization
Classic Aero-TV: A Pilatus Aircraft Update - A Unique Kind of Aircraft Company
U.S. Military Bans Use Of Chinese-Made Drones
Three Receive Master Instructor Designation In July
Cessna Pilot Centers Move To Paperless Training System
FAA, EASA Certify Williams FJ44-4A-QPM Engine
Two Charged In Australia With Terrorism In Thwarted Plot Against AirlinerGet Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again tomorrow, LIVE from Oshkosh 2017, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!© 2017, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.FMI: www.airbornetv.net, www.aero-news.net, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, https://vimeo.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews
USAF X-37B Space Plane Landing Footage and SAPR
On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B returns from its 718 day mission and the USAFA Superintendent testifies before Congress on SAPR. Hosted by SSgt Traci Keller.
Skylon...Barnwell Lecture 13.6.17 By Mark Thomas Reaction Engines.
Bristol University of West England Lecture By Mark Thomas Reaction Engines 13th June 2017...(You need to skip the first 15 minutes to the Lecture)Mark Thomas has been Chief Executive Officer of Reaction Engines Limited since May 2015. In this role he is leading development of the SABRE engine concept, a new class of aerospace propulsion system for hypersonic and space access applications.During his first 18 months Mark has grown the Company from around 65 to 110 employees, successfully led the team that achieved a strategic investment from BAE Systems and also secured the UK Government’s £60m grant.Before joining us, Mark graduated from Cambridge University with an Engineering degree and spent 25 years working in the Defence and Civil Aerospace businesses of Rolls-Royce plc. During this time he led a number of key programmes for Rolls-Royce, working closely with Customers and Partners worldwide.Notable roles included Chief Development Engineer for the EJ200 (Typhoon) engine, Chief Engineer of the EJ200, RB199 (Tornado), Adour (Hawk/Jaguar) & Trent 900 (Airbus A380) programmes, Technical Director of the Eurojet Turbo GmbH consortium based in Munich, and Chief Engineer, Civil Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes. MA (Cantab), CEng, FRAeS.
US Military Teaming Up With Boeing to Build Hypersonic Space Plane
DARPA and Boeing have teamed up to develop a new aircraft as part of the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program
Skylon...Animation of Reaction Engines SABRE TF1 soon to be test facility.
Animation of Reaction Engines SABRE TF1 test facility at Westcott Venture Park UK.The test facility at Westcott, Buckinghamshire, will enable Reaction Engines to test critical subsystems along with the testing of a SABRE engine core, which will commence in 2020.The company has already successfully undertaken testing of the engine’s pre-cooler and thrust chamber technologies, and will undertake further ground-based high-temperature testing of the pre-cooler early in 2018.Commenting on the construction of the new facility Reaction Engines’ CEO Mark Thomas said: “This is another exciting step forward in development of Reaction Engines’ SABRE engine and a visible demonstration of the UK’s commitment to the programme. I look forward to seeing this unique facility take shape and commencing our core engine testing, which will be a defining moment for aerospace.”
Skylon....Peggy hollinger talks to Reaction Engines.
Peggy hollinger is the Industry Editor at the Financial Times.Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.
Why Do Rockets Need Stages? The Quest to Build a Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO)
Science fiction has promised us a rocket that blasts off into space without stages. How close is reality to the science fiction dream of a single stage to orbit?Support us at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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Chad Weber - email@example.comNow, don’t get me wrong, Science Fiction is awesome. Like almost everyone working in the field of space and astronomy, I was deeply influenced by science fiction. For me, it was Star Trek and Star Wars. I had a toy phaser that made this awesome really loud phaser sound, and I played with it non-stop until it disappeared one day. And I was sure I’d left it in the middle of my floor, like I did with all my toys, but I found it a few years later, hidden up in a closet that I couldn’t reach. And I always wondered how it got there.Anyway, back to science fiction. For all of its inspiration, science fiction has put a few ideas into our brains which aren’t entirely helpful. You know, warp drives, artificial gravity, teleportation, and rockets that take off, fly to space, visit other planets orbiting stars, land again.The Millennium Falcon, Firefly, and Enterprise Shuttles are all examples of single stage to orbit to orbit spacecraft, or SSTOs.Consider the rockets that exist in reality, you know, the Atlases, Falcons and Deltas. They take off from a launch pad, fly for a bit until the fuel is used up in a stage of the rocket, then they jettison that stage and thrust with the next stage. The mighty Saturn V was so powerful that it had three stages, as it made it’s way to orbit.As we discussed in a previous video, SpaceX is working to make the first stage, and maybe even the second stage reusable, which is a vast improvement over just letting everything burn up, but there are no rockets that actually fly to orbit and back in a single stage.In fact, using the technology we have today, it’s probably not a good idea.Has anyone ever worked on a single stage to orbit? What technological advances will need to happen to make this work?As I said earlier, a single stage to orbit rocket would be something like the Millennium Falcon. It carries fuel, and then uses that fuel to fly into orbit, and from world to world. Once it runs out of fuel, it gets filled up again, and then it’s off again, making the Kessel Run and avoiding Imperial Blockades.This concept of a rocket matches our personal experience with every other vehicle we’ve ever been in. You drive your car around and refuel it, same with boats, airplanes and every other form of Earth-based transportation.But flying into space requires the expenditure of energy that defies comprehension. Let me give you an example. A Falcon 9 rocket can lift about 22,800 kilograms into low-Earth orbit. That’s about the same as a fully loaded cement truck - which is a lot.The entire fueled Falcon 9 weighs just over 540,000 kg, of which more than 510,000 kgs of it are fuel, with a little extra mass for the engines, fuel tanks, etc. Imagine if you drove a car that was essentially 95% fuel.The problem is specific impulse; the maximum amount of thrust that a specific kind of engine and fuel type can achieve. I’m not going to go into all the details, but the most efficient chemical rockets we have, fueled by liquid hydrogen and oxygen, can just barely deliver enough thrust to get you to orbit. They have a maximum specific impulse of about 450 seconds.Because the amount of fuel it takes to launch a rocket is so high, modern rockets use a staging system. Once a stage has emptied out all its fuel, it detaches and returns to Earth so that the second stage can keep going without having to drag along the extra weight of the empty fuel tanks.You might be surprised to know that many modern rockets are actually capable of reaching orbit with a single stage. The problem is that they wouldn’t be able to carry any significant payload.At the end of the day, considering the chemical rockets we have today, the multi-staged profile is the most efficient and cost-effective strategy for carrying the most payload to space for the lowest cost possible.Has anyone tried developing SSTOs in the past? Definitely. Probably the most widely publicized was NASA’s X-33/VentureStar program, developed by Lockheed Martin in the 1990s.The purpose of the X-33 was to test out a range of new technologies for NASA, including composite fuel tanks, autonomous flight, and a new lifting body design.
Engine could boost UK’s space ambitions
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Virgin Galactic Tests New Wing System For Space Travel
The new “feather” re-entry system for space travel brings Virgin Galactic one step closer to the world’s first commercial passenger space flight.Subscribe to Vocativ: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideoFind us everywhere else:
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Stan Draws Spaceships Episode 2 Part 2: Falcon and Skylon
The partially reusable Falcon 9 and fully reusable Skylon are explored in this episode of Stan Draws Spaceships!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/standrawsspaceshipsMore information about ballistic coefficients:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_coefficientSpacecraft shown as scale models at the end of the video:Skylon: https://goo.gl/l0ea6yFalcon 9: https://goo.gl/UcoZxJRotary Rocket: https://goo.gl/5JI6C8Kistler K1: https://goo.gl/DvrJwgVenture Star: https://goo.gl/Y0eSnkMAKS: https://goo.gl/Zv4S4aTriamese Shuttle: http://www.astronautix.com/t/triamese.htmlDynaSoar: https://goo.gl/TYeirpAdditional Note: I am aware that the fluid in the main Skylon heat exchanger micropipes is actually Helium that has been cooled in another heat exchanger with cryogenic hydrogen. Couldn't find an elegant way to word it that flowed, so that's why I said it's hydrogen in the pipes. Call me out on anything else you find!Music: Little Dipper by Poddington Bear
New Dreamchaser Proposal - EpicFutureSpace 03/16/17
In this video, I discuss a very interesting proposal to send Sierra Nevada's Dreamchaser Spaceplace to the Hubble Space Telescope for one more servicing mission, just in case anything goes wrong with JWST.EpicFutureSpace is producing short space themed news videos focused on human transportation. To support the show please visit https://www.patreon.com/epicfuturespaceAll music written, recorded, and produced by Orbital Transit
Songs used in this video were "Prometheus" and "Luna Vision" and can be downloaded for free at: https://soundcloud.com/orbitaltransit
Skylon....BAE Skylon like vehicle carrying out advanced ISR.
Atmospheric Lens....HOW DOES IT WORK?The concept mirrors two existing effects in nature – the reflective properties of the ionosphere, and desert mirages.The ionosphere is a naturally occurring layer in the Earth's atmosphere that appears at about 40 miles in altitude.It can be reflective to radio waves, often allowing people to tune in to radio stations that are thousands of miles away.Radio signals bounce off the ionosphere, and travel very long distances through the air and over the Earth's surface.Desert mirages provide the illusion of water in the desert, by using hot air near the surface to bend light into the vision of the person looking into the distance.LDAL simulates both of these effects by using a high pulsed power laser, and exploiting a phenomena called the 'Kerr Effect' to temporarily ionise a small region of the atmosphere.Using the ionised atmosphere to reflect the laser, structures including mirrors and glass lenses could all be replicated.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4124594/Military-laser-transform-Earth-s-atmosphere-giant-magnifying-glass-glass-spy-enemies.html
Virgin Galactic's New Space Plane Flies Free
Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, successfully glided freely for the first time over the Mojave Desert on Dec. 3
Elevating Unity - Episode 2: Glide Flight
On December 3, 2016, our new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew freely for the first time. This important test marks the first time that a vehicle built by our manufacturing organization, The Spaceship Company, has flown fully under its own control.In this video, Lead Test Pilot, Mark "Forger" Stucky, explains what it's like flying VSS Unity for the first time.You can read more about this flight test and about what’s coming next here: virg.in/HF6Yp
Reaction Engines Skylon Hypersonic Space Plane Simulation 480p
[KSP 1.1.3 Realism Overhaul] Skylon replica, building and testing
A while ago I switched over to Realism Overaul for KSP, a mod package providing a more realistic, and thus more challenging experience. I then proceeded to replicate the Skylon spaceplane as best I could. This design isn't complete, and the video only shows the first hour and a half of my building and testing process.My current version of this design has successfully made orbit, but I have some issues with bringing it down again.Note:
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China Is Developing A Large Space Plane For Tourists
The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology has recently revealed that it is in the process of developing a large space plane that can hold as many as 20 passengers or more at a time.
The pursuit of private space flight has accelerated in recent years with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin attempting to develop viable travel methods for passengers.
China has joined in on the race, with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology recently revealing details about its own spaceplane project to the International Astronautical Congress.
New Scientist reports that the group’s general concept involves a one-piece craft designed to carry as many as 20 passengers at a time with the potential for scaling up the capacity.
Han Pengxin, one of the researchers, is quoted as saying during the presentation, “The test flights will be finished in the next two years, because almost all of the ground tests have been finished and all the subsystems of the test vehicle worked very well.”
The team estimates that payload launches could happen as early as the year 2020, and, once the craft is determined safe, passenger flights could be available for $200,000 to $250,000 per seat.
Would you go to space in a Capsule or Space Plane? 9.27
This week we examine the different Space Planes coming on the scene. Orbital planes such as Skylon and sub-orbital planes such as SpaceShipTwo. We ask you, would you want to go in to space in a Capsule or a Space Plane?In Space News we have:
* SpaceX Pad Anomaly
* Asteroid probe apparently unharmed in nearby SpaceX anomaly, passes Flight Readiness Review
* China may have had a rocket anomaly on Wednesday
* Juno beams back dramatic new pictures of Jupiter
* New Zealand Launch Site Survives 7.1 Earthquake
* Hunt for Planet 9 reveals extremely distant objectsTMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels. Don't forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at http://www.patreon.com/spacepod
A discussion on Space Planes
This week we examine the different Space Planes coming on the scene. Orbital planes such as Skylon and sub-orbital planes such as SpaceShipTwo. We ask you, would you want to go in to space in a Capsule or a Space Plane?TMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels. Don't forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at http://www.patreon.com/spacepod
What Will Rockets Look Like In The Future?
Goodbye rockets, hello... spaceplane? Here's how scientists are creating a reusable technology that can go five times the speed of sound!What The Future Of Transportation Looks Like - http://bit.ly/29dUJS5
Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxIRead More:SABRE: How It Works
"SABRE is at heart a rocket engine designed to power aircraft directly into space (single-stage to orbit) to allow reliable, responsive and cost effective space access, and in a different configuration to allow aircraft to cruise at high speeds (five times the speed of sound) within the atmosphere."Futuristic Space Plane Concept Moves Closer To Reality
"A giant space plane that doubles as a supersonic jet is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
Skylon is a privately funded, single-stage-to-orbit vehicle designed to take off and land from a runway, delivering up to 33,000-pounds (15,000 kilograms) into orbit."Meet Adeline, Airbus' Answer To SpaceX Reusability
"Airbus Defence and Space on June 5 unveiled the product of what it said was a five-year effort to design a reusable Ariane rocket first-stage engine and avionics package, a project company official said was stimulated by SpaceX's work on reusable rockets."
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Skylon...BAE Systems video of a single-engined Mach 5 vehicle clearly SABRE-derived:
BAE Systems is also developing future hypersonic technologies, along the lines of the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) being built by Reaction Engines Limited; a small UK company in which BAE Systems has invested. (BAE Systems)In addition to the 'growing' of UAVs, BAE Systems also revealed that it is developing future hypersonic technologies, along the lines of the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) being built by Reaction Engines Limited; a small UK company in which BAE Systems has invested GBP20.6 million (USD27.35 million). Defined as in excess of Mach 5, hypersonics would enable military aircraft to reach spots around the globe in a fraction of the time it currently takes.
TOP 10 Future Spacecraft
Sources & Credits:10. Lynx Mark 3
http://aerospace.xcor.com/reusable-launch-vehicles/lynx-spacecraft/9. Darpa XS-1
http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/189/hires/28304.jpg (Northrop Grumman)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh29Pm1Rrc0 (Stratolaunch Aircraft)8. Dreamchaser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvBUqfWDRs7. PLD Space Arion 1/2
www.nasa.gov (moon picture)
http://www.fireflyspace.com/vehicles/firefly-a (alpha)6. SLS
http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/image_library.html2. New Sheppard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pillaOxGCo1. Falcon Heavy
http://www.spacexMusic:"Synergy in Matrix"
By Musicalman"Euphoria Volume 3"
Stan Draws Spaceships Episode 2, Part 1: The Space Shuttle
Partially reusable spacecraft... starting with the Space Shuttle! Like, subscribe, and if you can, pledge support on Patreon:
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Skylon...Richard Varvill Reaction Engines Talks Sabre.
Technical Director and Chief DesignerRichard is a founding Director of Reaction Engines Ltd.
Richard began his career with Rolls Royce Military Engine Division working on advanced gas turbine concepts (EJ200, Hybrid Fan Vectored Thrust Engine and ACME) and prior to founding Reaction Engines. was responsible for engine design work on the RB545 air-breathing rocket engines and winged launcher studies for the European Space Agency.
Skylon...Mark Thomas & Simon Hanks discuss reaction engines future.
Mark Thomas & Simon Hanks discuss reaction engines future with Reuters.
The company recently announced a strategic investment from BAE Systems of 20.6 million pounds ($31.4 million USD), in addition to a grant funding of 60 million pounds from the British government, to accelerate the development of their unique SABRE engine.http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-rocket-engine-space-plane-idUSKBN0TJ19U20151130
Skylon...CNN Richard Quest interviews Mark Thomas Reaction Engines.
CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Reaction Engines' Mark Thomas about BAE System's recent investment and what the future holds for Reaction Engines.Mark Thomas has been Chief Executive Officer of Reaction Engines Limited since May 2015. In this role he is leading development of the SABRE engine concept, a new class of aerospace propulsion system for hypersonic and space access applications.During his first 18 months Mark has grown the Company from around 65 to 110 employees, successfully led the team that achieved a strategic investment from BAE Systems and also secured the UK Government’s £60m grant.Before joining us, Mark graduated from Cambridge University with an Engineering degree and spent 25 years working in the Defence and Civil Aerospace businesses of Rolls-Royce plc. During this time he led a number of key programmes for Rolls-Royce, working closely with Customers and Partners worldwide.Notable roles included Chief Development Engineer for the EJ200 (Typhoon) engine, Chief Engineer of the EJ200, RB199 (Tornado), Adour (Hawk/Jaguar) & Trent 900 (Airbus A380) programmes, Technical Director of the Eurojet Turbo GmbH consortium based in Munich, and Chief Engineer, Civil Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes. MA (Cantab), CEng, FRAeS.
Skylon... Alan Bond & The future of space travel
Alan is a founding Director of Reaction Engines Ltd. and inventor of the SABRE engine.
Alan began his career at Rolls-Royce and British Aircraft Corporation where he gained wide experience in gas turbines and rockets. Subsequently Alan worked at the Atomic Energy Authority on the JET and RFX nuclear research projects, and as a consultant engineer to BAe Systems during the HOTOL space launcher project having invented its RB545 air-breathing rocket engines.IET https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8dC4EdRfJo5sH9A7zu2yw
Construction has begun on Stratolaunch (Space News)
Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, has started construction and hopes to begin test flights of its rocket launch system in 2016 before actual missions begin in 2018.Get Equipped with Outest Space Apparel: http://outestspacetv.spreadshirt.com
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SNC’s Dream Chaser Crewed Space System Concept of Operations
SNC’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft is a reusable, multi-mission space utility vehicle capable of crewed and uncrewed transportation to low-Earth orbit destinations, such as the International Space Station. The Dream Chaser spacecraft launches vertically and returns to a gentle, low-g, horizontal runway landing.
The Crewed Dream Chaser Space System has been in development in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program for over five years, totaling over $360 Million in funding awarded to SNC.
For information about SNC's Space Systems, including more information about the Dream Chaser spacecraft, visit: http://www.SNCSpace.com. For more information on NASA's CCiCap Program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew
Skylon's...Advanced Nozzle Rocket Engine firing at Airborne Engineering Ltd
Reaction Engines Ltd. have begun their latest round of rocket engine testing in Westcott, UK on Monday 15 June 2015The SABRE engine requires a novel design of the rocket engine’s thrust chamber and nozzle to allow operation in both air-breathing and rocket modes, as well as a smooth transition between the two. The Advanced Nozzle project is demonstrating the feasibility of this concept and represents a significant technology development effort towards the SABRE demonstrator engine.http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/press_release/2015-06-11_STOIC_Firing_Release_PUBLIC.pdf
Skylon...Richard Varvill Lecture at DEVELOP3D Conference 14.4.2015
The talk describes the limitations of current access to space and the work at Reaction Engines to develop a better alternative.
The design of the proposed vehicle (SKYLON) and its unique propulsion system (SABRE) are explained in conjunction with the breakthrough pre-cooler technology. The talk concludes with a description of the aims and objectives of the current Phase 3 programme.
The Dream Chaser Spaceplane in 2015 & Beyond - Space Pod 3/24/15
NASA has amended it's Space Act Agreement to help Sierra Nevada continue work on their Dream Chaser Spaceplane, and Sierra Nevada has proposed several paths to move forward with the vehicle.TMRO is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels.
Spaceplanes - The Ultimate Journey
Subscribe to Naked Science - http://goo.gl/wpc2Q1Every other Wednesday we present a new video, so join us to see the truth laid bare...This is a vision of the future, a Maglev launch system that will transport ordinary people to the edge of space, and back again. This spacecraft will open the universe to all, it’s a dream of those who will design and build the next generation of space planes.In the very near future space tourism will become an everyday activity, the corridors of space will become as busy as the airways of today. The environment surrounding our Earth will become the largest construction site ever. Dozens of space stations will orbit our planet, these weightless cities will launch and maintain thousands of communications satellites and provide a stepping stone for deep space exploration. A fleet of commercial spaceplanes will transport passengers and cargo quickly and cheaply. As more and more spaceplanes ferry components up from Earth for use in space we will build larger and more complex space stations, floating gateways to the universe.But is the future already here?A spaceplane is a vehicle that operates as an aircraft in Earth's atmosphere, as well as a spacecraft when it is in space. It combines features of an aircraft and a spacecraft, which can be thought of as an aircraft that can endure and manoeuvre in the vacuum of space or likewise a spacecraft that can fly like an airplane. The spaceflight is then followed by an unpowered glide return to landing. Only five spaceplanes have successfully flown to date, having reentered Earth's atmosphere, returned to Earth, and safely landed, the X-15, Space Shuttle, Buran, SpaceShipOne, and X-37. All five are rocket gliders, only rockets and rocket-powered aircraft have thus far succeeded in reaching space.
What Was The Military's Secret Shuttle Doing In Space?
The military's shuttle X-37-B Orbital Test Vehicle landed back on Earth this week. What has it been doing in space all this time? Trace investigates.Read More:
Military Mini-Shuttle Completes Secret Mission: Slide Show
"On April 22, the U.S. Air Force launched a mini unmanned shuttle called the Orbital Test Vehicle, also known as the X-37B."Secret Military Mini-Shuttle Marks 500 Days in Orbit
"A robotic miniature space shuttle on a classified mission for the U.S. Air Force marked its 500th day in orbit on Friday, with no word about when and where the space plane will land."X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
"The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, is an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force."Preparations Underway For X-37B Landing
"Preparations for the third landing of the X-37B, the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, are underway at Vandenberg Air Force Base."X-37B: The Air Force's Mysterious Space Plane
"The U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has flown three clandestine missions to date, carrying secret payloads on long-duration flights in Earth orbit."Air Force's Secret X-37B Space Plane Launches on Third Mission
"An Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, carrying the Air Force's X-37B space plane into orbit on its third classified mission."Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Could Land in California Tuesday
"The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane will return to Earth this week -possibly as early as Tuesday - after 22 months in orbit on a secret mission."US military's mysterious X-37B space plane passes 500 days in orbit, but we still have no clue what it's actually doing up there
"For just over 500 days, the US Air Force's mysterious X-37B OTV-3 robotic space plane has been casually orbiting the Earth."3 Theories About the Air Force's Mystery Space Plane, X-37B
"The U.S. Air Force is planning another flight of its mysterious X-37B spaceplane, but still won't say what it's doing up there. Here, we examine three theories about the X-37B's purpose."Declassified footage shows 1st ever nuclear explosion... in space!
"We know what kind of damage a nuclear bomb can do on Earth-but what about space?"Nuclear Weapon Effects In Space
"In addition to the natural radiation dangers which will confront the space traveler, we must also consider manmade perils which may exist during time of war."____________________DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily.Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnewsSubscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannelDNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnewsTrace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguezTara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongestDNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNewsDNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnewsDiscovery News http://discoverynews.comDownload the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
Skylon...UK spaceport BBC News 15 July 2014
Eight aerodromes have been shortlisted as a potential base for the UK's first spaceplane flights, which ministers want to establish by 2018.
UK Spaceport technical report, July 2014
SNC's Dream Chaser Highlight Video
This YouTube video is provided courtesy of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and contains copyrighted material belonging to SNC. This video summarizes the development, testing and manufacturing of America's next generation commercial crew vehicle, SNC's Dream Chaser® spacecraft. SNC is working with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to develop an innovative, modern, flexible and highly-capable crew transportation system for the 21st Century. The Dream Chaser Space System (DCSS) provides the only reusable, lifting-body human-rated spacecraft with a commercial runway landing capability, anywhere in the world. The DCSS is on the forefront of the commercial human spaceflight industry, offering safe, reliable and cost-effective crew and critical cargo transportation to low-Earth orbit.
This video may not be used to imply endorsement by SNC without the prior written consent and release from SNC. Dream Chaser and Sierra Nevada Corporation logos and trademarks may not be copied, imitated or used, without the prior written consent and release from SNC.For information about SNC's Space Systems, including Dream Chaser, visit: http://www.SNCSpace.com.
Five strangest ways to get into space (that we've tried) - This is Genius
Rockets are rubbish. Fortunately, we know this and have been trying to find better ways of getting into space for nearly as long as we've actually been going to space. From Skylon to Project Orion to Alcubierre drives and space elevators, here's our list of the five most bizarre ways we've tried - or are trying - to get spacecraft into orbit.Connect with This is Genius!
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SNC's Dream Chaser First Free-Flight Approach-and-Landing Test
On October, 26, 2013 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) performed its first free-flight approach-and-landing test of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft. The vehicle successfully released from its carrier aircraft, an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter, as planned at approximately 11:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Following release, the Dream Chaser spacecraft automated flight control system gently steered the vehicle to its intended glide slope. The vehicle adhered to the design flight trajectory throughout the flight profile. Less than a minute later, Dream Chaser smoothly flared and touched down on Edwards Air Force Base's Runway 22L right on centerline. While there was an anomaly with the left landing gear deployment, the high-quality flight and telemetry data throughout all phases of the approach-and-landing test will allow SNC teams to continue to refine their spacecraft design. SNC and NASA Dryden are currently reviewing the data. As with any space flight test program, there will be anomalies that we can learn from, allowing us to improve our vehicle and accelerate our rate of progress. Please continue to monitor, www.SNCDreamChaser.com, for more information.
SNC's Dream Chaser Captive Carry Test August 2013 - Credit NASA
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser(R) was hoisted high above the dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Aug. 22 by a helicopter to rehearse for a series of upcoming test flights that could see the winged lifting body glide on its own for the first time. The Dream Chaser is being developed in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to carry people to and from low-Earth orbit. Dream Chaser was lifted about 12,400 feet above the Mojave Desert by an Erickson Air-Crane before tracing the projected 3-mile-long glide slope the craft is to follow during free-flight glide tests. The two-hour flight, which involved NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center adjacent to Edwards, helped verify communication and navigation performance. Dream Chaser's flight computer, along with its guidance, navigation and control systems were tested. The landing gear and nose skid also were deployed during flight.