[ExI] China testing EMdrive in space!
Robert G Kennedy III, PE
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Fri Dec 30 16:13:15 UTC 2016
> Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:25:48 -0500
> From: Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>
> To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] China testing EMdrive in space!
> Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Just so. I said exactly the same words on the FPSpace, the
Russian-American space affairs listserver wherein EMdrive+China was
also posted. The Russkiis said flat-out that the story was false. Mr.
Lissov quoted below is the publisher of the best Russian-language
journal about space, "Novosti Kosmonautiki", so I would take his word
over those other dodgier sources.
The experimental flaw that my physicist friend spotted explains the
On 2016-12-27 12:57, Robert G Kennedy III, PE wrote to FPSpace:
> Remember that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.
> Before anybody goes running off to invest in "reactionless" drives,
> I strongly suggest those of you with a physics inclination check out
> the following website, which provides an alternative explanation for
> what has been claimed in the news. Short answer: uwave resonant
> interaction by RF radiation between the test object and the
> undamped test chamber.
> Suggestions 2 years ago to the PIs to correct this flaw in their
> test apparatus have gone unanswered and apparently unheeded.
> Written by a experimental physicist whom I know in the Bay Area.
> Robert G Kennedy III, PE
> 1994 AAAS/ASME Congressional Fellow
> U.S. House Subcommittee on Space
>> Igor Lissov replied to David R. Woods thus:
>> China has never said that they test EMDrive at Tiangong.
>> This is just not true.
>> Igor Lissov
>>> The Chinese National Space Administration has confirmed that it has
>>> funding the impossible and controversial space propulsion technology
>>> Electromagnetic Drive, popularly known as the EmDrive.
>>> China has also surprised everyone by revealing that more tests are
>>> conducted on EmDrive. The tests are being conducted aboard its
>>> Tiangong-2 space station.
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