September 03, 2016

Emdrive peer reviewed paper will publish December 2016, Cannae cubesat should launch in 2017

The Peer reviewed EMdrive paper will be published December 2016

EmDrive inventor Roger Shawyer explains what he believes is the science behind his propulsion-less thrust microwave engine theory.

Roger Shawyer is working onsuperconducting EmDrive thruster technology in co-operation with a UK aerospace company. No details of this work can be divulged at present.

The related Cannae drive will be launched into space in 2017.

Theseus is going to be launching a demo cubesat which will use Cannae thruster technology to maintain an orbit below a 150 mile altitude. This cubesat will maintain its extreme LEO altitude for a minimum duration of 6 months. The primary mission objective is to demonstrate our thruster technology on orbit. Secondary objectives for this mission include orbital altitude and inclination changes performed by the Cannae-thruster technology.

Cannae’s thruster technology is capable of generating thrust from a few uN up through several newton thrust levels and higher levels. The Cannae thruster technology is particularly useful for small satellite missions due to low power, mass and volume requirements. Our thruster configuration for the cubesat mission with Theseus is anticipated to require less than 1.5 U volume and will use less than 10 watts of power to perform station keeping thrusting.

Once demonstrated on orbit, Theseus will offer our thruster platforms to the satellite marketplace

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