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[European Space Agency] Air-breathing engine precooler achieves record-breaking Mach 5 performance

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23-10-2019 10:35 AM CEST

UK company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. This achievement marks a significant milestone in its ESA-supported development of the air-breathing SABRE engine, paving the way for a revolution in space access and hypersonic flight.

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