This year, the Reaction Engines team are expanding in staff and activities to complete the SABRE demonstrator programme, with delivery on track for 2019.
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Developed by Reaction Engines over the last 20 years, SABRE is a new engine class that can operate in both air-breathing and rocket modes. The SABRE rocket engine enables aircraft to cruise at speeds of up to five times the speed of sound in the atmosphere or fly directly into Earth orbit.
To demonstrate the application of SABRE engines to space access, REL has designed SKYLON, the first vehicle designed to be powered by SABRE engines.