Mark Hempsell

Mark Hempsell is the Futures Program Director for Reaction Engines Ltd. Former Spacecraft Systems Engineer for British Aerospace Space Division and Senior Lecturer in Astronautics at University of Bristol. Significant expertise in satellite programmes and space infrastructure. A past President of the British Interplanetary\Society and currently Editor of the Society’s Journal. Mark has his B.Sc in Physics from Imperial College (1978) and his M.Sc (with Distinction) in Astronomy and Astronautics from Hatfield Polytechnic (1982). Visit their website at www.reactionengines.co.uk.

Broadcast 1806 (Special Edition)

Guest: Mark Hempsell. Topics: Reaction Engines, LTD & their Skylon space propulsion system. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1203 (Special Edition)

Guest: Mark Hempsell. Topics: Reaction Engines, Ltd., SKYLON, special heat exchangers, low cost space access. We welcomed first time guest Mark Hempsell. Mark is the Futures Program Director for Reaction Engines, Ltd. in the UK. I suggest you follow along on their website with this interview at http://www.reactionengines.co.uk . In the first segment, Mark started out by referencing previous efforts by Reaction Engines, Ltd. with the HOTOL space shuttle project that was cancelled by the British government.

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