This is a story that is quietly circulating, and many of you have brought it to my attention this week, and since the story appeared just a few days ago, it's worth bring up:
Now the benefits of such a drive are obvious, and the article states them clearly: a microwave drive could replace chemical propellants in satellites, and conceivably dramatically expand the amount of the payload dedicated to instrumentation, and also thereby increase their life, lowering costs, &c &c.Suggestively, the article states that one of the devices NASA is looking at is a device based upon - here it comes - rotating superconductors:
"Back in the 90s, Nasa tested what was claimed to be an antigravity device based on spinning superconducting discs. That was reported to give good test results, until researchers realised that interference from the device was affecting their measuring instruments. They have probably learned a lot since then.
"The torsion balance they used to test the thrust was sensitive enough to detect a thrust of less than ten micronewtons, but the drive actually produced 30 to 50 micronewtons -- less than a thousandth of the Chinese results, but emphatically a positive result, in spite of the law of conservation of momentum:
"Test results indicate that the RF resonant cavity thruster design, which is unique as an electric propulsion device, is producing a force that is not attributable to any classical electromagnetic phenomenon and therefore is potentially demonstrating an interaction with the quantum vacuum virtual plasma."
"This last line implies that the drive may work by pushing against the ghostly cloud of particles and anti-particles that are constantly popping into being and disappearing again in empty space. But the Nasa team has avoided trying to explain its results in favour of simply reporting what it found: "This paper will not address the physics of the quantum vacuum plasma thruster, but instead will describe the test integration, test operations, and the results obtained from the test campaign."
"The drive's inventor, Guido Fetta calls it the "Cannae Drive", which he explains as a reference to the Battle of Cannae in which Hannibal decisively defeated a much stronger Roman army: you're at your best when you are in a tight corner. However, it's hard not to suspect that Star Trek's Engineer Scott -- "I cannae change the laws of physics" -- might also be an influence. (It was formerly known as the Q-Drive.)
"Fetta also presented a paper at AIAA on his drive, "Numerical and Experimental Results for a Novel Propulsion Technology Requiring no On-Board Propellant". His underlying theory is very different to that of the EmDrive, but like Shawyer he has spent years trying to persuade sceptics simply to look at it. He seems to have succeeded at last."
But here's the problem: the idea of using microwaves for propulsion has been around since the 1950s, and it is known as the microwave soliton effect. In the 1950s, however, as Dr. Paul LaViolette has indicated in his eminently worthwhile book, secrets of AntiGravity Propulsion, the effect was being talked about, back then, not so much as a satellite space-propellent-and-cost saver, but as a means of getting off the planet, and, if some of LaViolette's sources are to be believed, they were eminently successful, and fairly early on. Such enormous microwave power would, of course, ionize dirt, burn and scorch the area beneath such a device, and so on (UFO landing trace enthusiasts, take note!).
So why is NASA apparently "validating" these concepts now, and if quietly, then at least, it would seem, openly. Well consider: NASA's Dr. Harold White has been designing proof-of-concept experiments for warp drive, and DARPA(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or as a reader here once suggested, the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency) has come out and announced a goal for the USA: to be warp capable in 100 years. And, of course, we've seen the push in recent years for asteroid mining, Moon mining, and so on.
What I suspect, therefore, is that we're looking at the controlled release of concepts that have been quietly - and very secretly - studied and developed for decades. That it is beginning to become more openly acknowledged is a strong suggestion that a new system - including a new financial system - is being put into place and slowly rolled out. The suppression of technologies that once prevailed, given a total electronic surveillance culture , no longer seems as necessary as it once was. I've argued repeatedly that one reason for that suppression, beginning of course with Tesla, was that the elites knew of the potential weaponization capabilities for such things, and of the difficulty of monitoring and tracking the technologies. Now, the proliferation and tracking problem seems to be eroding with the expansion of surveillance capability, and as a result, we could be seeing the slow deliberate release of concepts. Time, of course, will tell.
See you on the flip side.