Following the review and peer-approval of the Electro-magnetic propulsion (EM) Drive Theory, experts are now ready to evaluate its capacity beyond the Earth's atmosphere. It should be noted that scientists are still puzzled if a rocket engine can indeed induce a thrust in the absence of an exhaust.
This experimental approach has hit the crossroads considering that its mechanism defies one of the Laws of Physics. Although the process has been cited to work, it violates Newton's Third Law which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
From this context, a thruster must be able to release a propellant in order for it to gain steam. However, the EM Drive propels nothing which is questionable under the Law of Conservation of Momentum. What makes matters more interesting is the claim that the engine can thrust a probe into Mars in 70 days.
For years, a lot of difficulties have got in the way during space launchings. The research about the EM Drive is not merely about its doubtful mechanism. It is also about making space explorations convenient.
The propulsion theory has been on the radar since 1999 when British inventor Roger Shawyer pioneered the concept. It actually makes use of electro-magnetic microwaves as fuel that when activated, it bounces off a cone-shaped closed metal vacuum.
NASA scientists at the Eagleworks Laboratory have been doing many tests. So far, the project has shown promise since it manifested thrust actions. In fact, an independent researcher from Germany has backed the claim.
According to Brendan Hesse of Digital Times, the step reinforces the technological significance of the EM Drive and will pave way for other researchers to understand how the mechanism works.
This is further bolstered by the recent declaration of US engineer Guido Fetta to launch his own Cannae Drive into space. As CEO of Cannae Inc., the inventor is in position to truly assess the process since his rocket engine will be propelled on a 6U CubeSat miniature vessel.