NASA’s study developed on the ‘impossible’ propulsion system manages to pass a major test. After months of testing and criticism, a new survey on propulsion system was recently published in the Journal of Propulsion and Power. The study managed to prove the impossible, even if the system of propulsion violates Newton’s 3rd law of motion.
- NASA managed to prove the impossible.
- Against all odds, NASA demonstrated the possibility of building a fuel-free propulsion system.
Scientists have explained that electromagnetic drive (EmDrice) was proposed as an alternative method of propulsion which uses no fuel, just being triggered by the movement of microwaves in a closed cavity. First analyses and tests have demonstrated that this type of fuel injection is impossible. No system will be able to generate force without activating something to move in the opposite direction.
Even if all physicists who were aware of the project categorized it as impossible, NASA kept trying and tested it aiming to project the EmDrive. The details of the experiment were revealed after the researches of NASA’s Eagleworks Laboratories. They have proved that the force of a radio frequency inside an isolated cavity is capable of generating power in vacuum up to approximately 1.2 millinewtons/kilowatt.
Scientists have explained how they have managed to reach this spectacular result. They have converted electricity into microwaves, causing them to move and bounce inside a sealed copper cone. Even if researchers are aware of the fact that rocket fuel can generate a lot more power, the idea was to demonstrate that against all physics’ laws, the impossible became possible.
Jim Woodward, who is a physicist at California State University, argued that the matter with this experiment was to prove if the new project of propulsion system could become real or not. Despite knowing the members of the time who conducted the study, Woodward still has doubts claiming that he needs to know what exactly is causing this movement of the microwaves.
The explanation of the scientists pointed out to the pilot-wave theory, which states that subatomic molecules have a well-determined location even if they are not under observance. Based on the knowledge of the researchers, if the interpretation of this quantum mechanics is correct, then EmDrive should generate power by exercising a particular force upon the particle pairs designed by oscillations in the quantum vacuum.
The experts from NASA have asserted that it was proposed that the narrowing RF test rejected the quantum vacuum oscillations, the propellant producing a force able to move in a particular direction while a connection is accomplished in the quantum vacuum heading in the opposite direction.
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