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Skylon and ATV at the ISS concurrently - that would make Europe proud :)
 

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That would be something to see through a telescope! Fingers crossed RE get their Sabre engine into reality, that gives Skylon a chance.

Where it would take off from is another thing, little chance of a new runway happening in the UK soon. Especially when its this length:

http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/faq.html#q2

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Yes, anywhere big and flat! Of course you need the infrastructure, and the RE movies show it mixing with commercial airlines. Maybe they could market it as a Concorde development...

The LAPCAT shows Brussels to Sydney as a route:
http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/lapcat_facts.html
so they'll need new facilities...



One way ticket price (Brussels – Sydney)
[FONT=Helvetica,Helvetica][FONT=Helvetica,Helvetica][/FONT][/FONT]3940
A bargain, I'll have two please!

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The LAPCAT shows Brussels to Sydney as a route:
http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/lapcat_facts.html
so they'll need new facilities...
That would definitely get me out to do some plane spotting :)

A bargain, I'll have two please!
Roughly double an economy ticket and roughly half a business class one. I know travelling business people that would jump at that opportunity to get to London so quick. It really is a good price if they can make it a reality.
 

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I'm out of touch with plane prices, I only fly short haul about 300 miles in the UK. Depending on when you go its £150 return Newcastle/Heathrow. Can be cheaper, usual deals, book ahead, un-social hours.
EasyJet are cheaper, but thats into Stanstead, so a train trip to the wrong side of London, then tube/train. Takes longer than the flight! Used to always use the train, but they got expensive, back to driving now, what fun.
 

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The Troy mission seems like a nice concept. The animation seemed only so-so. I've seen better quality from Orbinauts. Is anyone working on the Troy mission add-ons?
 

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IAC Prague 2010

THE SKYLON D1 CONFIGURATION
View attachment IAC-10.D2.4.7.brief.pdf

THE FLUYT STAGE: A DESIGN FOR A SPACE-BASED ORBIT TRANSFER VEHICLE
View attachment IAC-10.D2.3.7.brief.pdf

During our conversation at the REL exhibition stand, Mr. Mark Hempsell also mentioned that there is or soon should be a Skylon scale model in production - for the fans. They're supposed to be made in Germany, I wonder if Urwumpe has anything to do with the delays :D
I didn't ask about the scale but we both chuckled at the thought of putting some model rocketeer engines in it.
 
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I'll try to post the papers asap, stay tuned.
 
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