Barnwell Lecture 2017: Unlocking the Future of Space Access & Hypersonic Flight

13 June 2017

University of West of England


SABRE (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engines) allow aircraft to fly much faster than traditional jet engines – over five times the speed of sound! They can also operate in a rocket mode outside the atmosphere, allowing the next generation of truly reusable space launch vehicles. SABRE-powered vehicles will be capable of cutting the flight time from London to Australia to four and a half hours, or flying into orbit from a runway before returning to base and doing it all over again. This lecture will describe Reaction Engines’ exciting future plans as well as their journey so far. The transformation of air and space flight is coming!

Only 80 tickets are available; please book via the link below. Dress code: Business attire.

For enquiries contact Anna Pugh: 01179361643 -


Speaker Details

Mark Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Reaction Engines

Bristol Branch

University of West of England

University of West of England Exhibition and Conference Centre
North Entrance
Filton Road
Bristol BS34 8QZ