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(Yahoo)   New British engine could make single-stage space access possible, as well as improving a number of other aerospace industry designs, due in large part to a heat exchanger that cools intake air from 1,000 to -150 degrees celsius in 1/100th of a second   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2012-11-29 09:44:13 AM  
4 votes:
Their biggest hurdle will be figuring out how to efficiently get the required 50,000 gallons of oil needed to ensure it leaks sufficiently during the entire trip, into orbit.
2012-11-29 11:34:59 AM  
2 votes:
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What a reusable British spacecraft design may look like.
2012-11-29 11:21:26 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: ZAZ: The company has deliberately avoided filing patents on its heat exchanger technology to avoid details of how it works - particularly the method for preventing the build-up of frost - becoming public.


I really wanna know.

FTA "Using a nest of fine pipes..."

It is basically a series of tubes.
2012-11-29 11:16:35 AM  
2 votes:
Look, you're British, so scale it down a bit, all right?
2012-11-29 10:18:28 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, of COURSE British technology could be used to make tea. Who would've guessed that?
2012-11-29 12:14:19 PM  
1 vote:

oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 499x300]
Her Majesty cordially invites you Yanks to blow it out your enormously overfed arses!

Got news for ya: The UK isn't that far behind the US in obesity rates. I'm guessing that the only reason you haven't overtaken the US yet is that your poor dentition prevents you from taking in as many calories.
2012-11-29 11:38:10 AM  
1 vote:
heat exchanger that cools intake air from 1,000 to -150 degrees celsius in 1/100th of a second

Just tell the air that it looks like it's putting on weight. Worked with my ex.
2012-11-29 07:54:16 AM  
1 vote:
In other words, it sucks?

Sucks in air I mean. It between those lumpy British teeth.
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