A new £3.9m increase for ‘greener’ space research: The UK Space Agency has reported a new funding for low carbon space propulsion technology of £3.9 million.
The grant will back the advancement of a new ground-breaking tech, named SABRE, that is anticipated to allow low carbon air-breathing space access propulsion technology to be set up more widely within the space sector.
Established by the British aerospace producer Reaction Engines, the technology has in addition the possibility of helping to decarbonise the extensive transport sector.
It can assisit in the production of sustainable aviation fuels & extend battery life for electric vehicles (EVs).
Science Minister Amanda Soloway stated: “Backed by the government, UK firms are leading the way in developing space technology that can reduce costs, improve sustainability and make space more accessible as we pursue our ambitious plans to grow the sector.”
Mark Thomas, Chief Executive at Reaction Engines, added: “The innovative and disruptive nature of SABRE technology unlocks new ways of accessing space, furthering growth and sustainment of the future space economy.”
Virgin Galactic’s 1st entirely-crewed test space flight is planned for this Sunday.
A new £3.9m increase for ‘greener’ space research