Ex-Rolls Royce and British Aircraft Corporation with wide experience in gas turbines and rockets. Employed at the Atomic Energy Authority in 70’s – 80’s on the JET and RFX nuclear research projects. As a consultant engineer to BAe during the HOTOL project, invented and patented the RB545 engine design. Since forming Reaction Engines in 1989, managed evolution of HOTOL into SKYLON.
|Date||Talk at GAS meeting|
|5 May 2011||SKYLON – Beginning the Conquest of Space
Download Alan's presentation here [PPT: 13.7MB, Members only].
|2 Oct 2014||The SKYLON spaceplane - a gateway to the solar system
An update on the SKYLON spaceplane and its SABRE engine will be presented showing the progress made in the past few years towards realising the project. An outline programme will be given for its planned development over the next decade, including the contribution made by the UK Government towards the programme.