Impossible Microwave Space Drive Not So Unpossible

August 3, 2014 3:39 PM

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The latest word from NASA is that the microwave space drive, developed independently British and Chinese teams, is not, as previously believed, impossible. In fact, when NASA built one of the propellant-free thrusters of its own – apparently to “debunk” the Chinese findings – it worked exactly the way the “impossible” math predicted.

There’s a ton of science-y talk about the microwave space drive over at using the source link, below, and if you’re into that you should definitely head over there. The short version, however, is this: about half the weight of any satellite is propellant used to steer the thing. Sometimes ...

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