Reaction Engines Limited

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Name: Reaction Engines Limited
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

UK’s eight potential locations for its first spaceport unveiled

How Britain’s first spaceport may look. Photo: UK Space Agency/PASpace tourists could be blasting into orbit from one of eight sites named as possible locations for Britain’s first spaceport in just four years’ time.Six of the sites shortlisted for the ... [Published Times of Malta - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Spaceport support?

Senior reporterThe prospect of a UK spaceport being built has generated plenty of public excitement but does it actually make sense for the aerospace industry?18 July 2014 | By Stephen HarrisThis week’s announcement of eight shortlisted sites for a potential ... [Published Engineer Online - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Space planes, rocket launches on UK's wish list

FARNBOROUGH, England -- The British government has announced plans to develop a spaceport, revealing candidate sites across the United Kingdom and fostering closer ties with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to revamp regulations and lure space ... [Published Spaceflight Now - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

UK Government Announces Plan to Build a Spaceport to Send Tourists to Space

The UK will soon launch the world’s first ever spaceport outside the United States. The goal of launching this spaceport is to send tourists into space. The UK government says that it launch tourists into space as soon as 2018.The plans to build this ... [Published Carrentals.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

UK Targets Eight Spaceport Sites for 2018

The British government says it wants to open up its own spaceport by 2018, and on Tuesday it listed eight coastal airfields that are under consideration for the role. Six of them are in Scotland, which could be an independent state by then. The Scottish ... [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

UK to become 'capital of space' with maiden spaceport

Editor's note: The 49th Farnborough International Airshow takes place in Hampshire, England between 14-20 July 2014. Considered one of the biggest aviation events in the world, CNN will be there talking to all the big industry names.(CNN) -- Britain has ... [Published CNN - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Paper Airplanes: Billions Needed For New Super/Hyper-sonic Designs

After Sir Richard Branson launches the first passenger flight of his Virgin Galactic space venture, possibly later this year, he’s indicated that he will turn his attention to developing a supersonic commercial aircraft that can transit from New York ... [Published Aviation International News - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Britain planning spaceport

Lossiemouth on the Moray coast of Scotland has been pinpointed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic as a desirable site for launching its spaceplanes. Photo / Greg BowkerBritain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Alan Bond: The British engineer says he will revolutionise space travel – and he's building the rocket to do it

Some time in the middle of the next decade a revolutionary new engine will propel a reusable space plane called Skylon towards the heavens, hopefully changing the way we escape our atmosphere for ever. The Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (Sabre) ... [Published The Independent - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Is Helping To Build Supersonic Passenger Planes

NASA scientists are working on the next-generation of supersonic jets, that hopefully will one day carry passengers.Ever since Concorde was decommissioned, commercial jet manufacturers like Boeing and Lockheed Martin have been working on new designs in ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Vince Cable Meets ‘Brains’ Behind New, Great British Inventions

The report, by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Siemens, kicks-off Manufacturing, Science and Technology Week at the International Festival for Business and sets out to demonstrate that British inventiveness is still alive and kicking. It looks ... [Published Business Matters Magazine - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Apr 30 2014 - Updated May 01 2014 - 1 reports

British spaceport launch within five years

Science Minister David Willetts wants a British spaceport up and running within five to ten years to take advantage of the growing space tourism industry A British spaceport could be launching crafts into space within five years, the science minister ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 30 2014]

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According to Nield, the memorandum will "serve as starting point if there's a need for the government to issue regulations in the future."
...and Reaction Engines (which are based in Britain) as well as Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace (which are currently focusing on U S operations). "The work published today has got the ball rolling — now we want to work with others to take forward this exciting project and have Britain's first spaceport up and running by 2018" U K Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill said in a news release timed to coincide with this week's Farnborough International Airshow
"In the longer term, it is possible that spaceplanes will enable intercontinental travel at very high speeds," the report added. "There have been suggestions that by travelling on a sub-orbital trajectory, journey times from the UK to Australia could be cut from the current duration of around 20 hours to as little as two hours."
...which the UKUK government has approached this general issue of commercial spaceflight - both crewed and uncrewed - is very exciting," he told me. "The level of analysis, and cross-agency examination, suggests this is being taken very seriously, and it will happen."

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UK’s eight potential locations for its first sp... [Published Times of Malta - Jul 21 2014]
Spaceport support? [Published Engineer Online - Jul 18 2014]
Space planes, rocket launches on UK's wish list [Published Spaceflight Now - Jul 17 2014]
UK Government Announces Plan to Build a Spacepo... [Published Carrentals.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
UK to open spaceport by 2018 [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Jul 16 2014]
UK Targets Eight Spaceport Sites for 2018 [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 15 2014]
From Scotland to space: UK’s first spaceport by... [Published PC Pro - Jul 15 2014]
Spaceport Britain: 'No challenge is insurmounta... [Published BBC - Jul 15 2014]
Glasgow Prestwick named as possible location fo... [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Jul 15 2014]
Britain's spaceport ambitions revealed [Published WDSU New Orleans - Jul 15 2014]
UK to become 'capital of space' with maiden spa... [Published CNN - Jul 14 2014]
Paper Airplanes: Billions Needed For New Super/... [Published Aviation International News - Jul 14 2014]
Britain planning spaceport [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 13 2014]
Alan Bond: The British engineer says he will re... [Published The Independent - Jul 06 2014]
NASA Is Helping To Build Supersonic Passenger P... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jun 26 2014]
Vince Cable Meets ‘Brains’ Behind New, Great Br... [Published Business Matters Magazine - Jun 24 2014]
Does Britain need its own space port? [Published Telegraph - Apr 30 2014]
British spaceport launch within five years [Published Telegraph - Apr 30 2014]
The Infrastructure Problem [1] [Published Centauri Dreams - Apr 25 2014]
Your chance to learn more about the UK’s most e... [Published Engineer Online - Apr 04 2014]
Reaction Engines Ltd signs Cooperative Research... [Published SpaceRef - Jan 17 2014]
Reaction Engines signs Cooperative Agreement wi... [Published Space Daily - Jan 14 2014]
Reaction Engines enter R&D agreement with US Ai... [Published Engineer Online - Jan 13 2014]
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The Infrastructure Problem [1] [Published Centauri Dreams - Apr 25 2014]
Nick Nielsen today tackles an issue we’ve often discussed in these pages, the space-based infrastructure many of us assume necessary for deep space exploration. But infrastructures grow in complexity in relation to the demands placed upon them, and ...
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