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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
Yes, I have read that paper; however, the paper doesn't provide any sort of explanation to address any actual measured force which is why I'm looking for an explanation with the assumption that force is being measured as opposed to an explanation as to why the inventors explanation is likely wrong.
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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
@DavidZaslavsky - If you think it would work there then I'm game for splitting the question up. Let me know what you think the best approach to doing so would be.
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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
@DavidZaslavsky - Well, the ion thruster explanation might be within the realm of reason but with out someone examining the device it is hard to say one way or the other for sure. Let's see if one of the moderators comes back with an update from Physics.SE and then we can split the question then.
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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
@Sklivvz - I'm fine with migrating it there only if the moderators think it would get actual answers.
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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
@Oddthinking - Only assumption that I would make is that he is measuring the reported 96 mN of force that cannot be explained once the reported corrections to the experimental setup are taken into account.
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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
@vartec - Depends upon the applications, if we are talking about applications in space then that might be enough over a long enough peirod of time. The HiPEP only produced 460 - 670 mN in the pre-prototype testing.
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comment Is the EmDrive, or “Relativity Drive” possible?
@Oddthinking - Nothing says that every invention ever discovered was explainable at first or that the inventor understood what was actually going on. I couldn't seem to find a CV for Roger Shawyer so I don't know what their understanding of physics would be and I seem to recall a forum post somewhere in which the author speculated that he may have stumbled across an ion thruster without knowing what he had.
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