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  1. Lance Schukies

    Lance Schukies Active Member

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    Sci-fi writer's look at this

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Lance Schukies, Apr 30, 2015.

  2. Lance Schukies

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    and http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/

    A group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has
    successfully tested an electromagnetic (EM)
    propulsion drive in a vacuum – a major
    breakthrough for a multi-year international effort
    comprising several competing research
    teams. Thrust measurements of the EM Drive
    defy classical physics’ expectations that such a
    closed (microwave) cavity should be unusable for
    space propulsion because of the law of
    conservation of momentum.
     
  3. Robert_S

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    Quoting the second article:

    "Specifically, these two proposed missions (to Mars and the outer planets) would use a 2 MegaWatt Nuclear Electric Propulsion spacecraft equipped with an EM Drive with a thrust/powerInput of 0.4 Newton/kW.

    With this design, a mission to Mars would result in a 70-day transit from Earth to the red planet, a 90-day stay at Mars, and then another 70-day return transit to Earth."
     
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