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EmDrive results verified again by NASA. New way to Mars?

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by larmor, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. larmor

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    #2 Yggdrasill, Nov 20, 2016
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    I would think this would have little impact on Mars. It could however mean a probe to Proxima Centauri b in our lifetime!
     
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    What is more probable? A reactionless-drive-system (right from Niven's sci-fi), breaking current understanding of physics, or error in the test system. Measured thrust is minuscule...
     
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    Physics have been continually modified over the years. I'm not saying the EmDrive works, but it's worth looking into, when independent studies seem to corroborate previous claims. They should put a small system into space and see if it accelerates.
     
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    Measured trust is 360 times greater than trust of photons. It is not too difficult to measure. I can imagine one cause for this trust using current physics: Microwaves remove and accelerate some atoms from device. So it works as an ion drive. I did not see this in their list of 9 error sources. But I have to reread with more time. Certainly NASA has verified this does not happen...

    Trust/power is too small to be useful, but perhaps system can be optimized.

    As long as there is even small possibility of new physics, this must be studied .

    Was Niven really first? Asimov's Foundation had, but perhaps not original stories. Original Star Trek had impulse drive.
     
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    Shawyer is putting a system in space with a UK firm with a small satellite. Will be very interesting to understand if this is real or measurement bias. Schrodinger's cat may finally catch a mouse...
     

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