NASA continues with success the tests on Electromagnetic Propulsion drive, or the EM Drive, the experimental system that could take humans to Mars in just 2 and a half months, without the need for rocket fuel.
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EmDrive, is an electromagnetic thruster to be used for deep space exploration, designed by aerospace engineer Roger Shawyer back in 2001. It’s a super-fast engine that consumes no propellant, or fuel!
It creates thrust by bouncing microwaves around in a closed chamber. Solar energy provides the electricity to power the microwaves. The system is still defying science.
Satellite Propulsion Research Ltd (SPR Ltd) a small UK based company, has demonstrated a remarkable new space propulsion technology. The company has successfully tested both an experimental thruster and a demonstrator engine which use patented microwave technology to convert electrical energy directly into thrust. No propellant is used in the conversion process. Thrust is produced by the amplification of the radiation pressure of an electromagnetic wave propagated through a resonant waveguide assembly.