The tests will be conducted at the research center in Buckinghamshire, where scientists will test a demonstrator of the power plant gas generator running on hydrogen and air.
The device will use a unique pre-cooler that took 10 years to develop. It consists of numerous thin pipes filled with liquid hydrogen, which cools down the air from 1000 to −150 degrees Celsius. The process takes one thousandth of a second, whereupon air enters the engine.
The project is financed by Rolls-Royce and Boeing with considerable contributions made by EKA and the United Kingdom Space Agency. The device will be fully ready in 2020-2021. Click the link below to watch a video on SABRE.