Standard Failure Barry-1 Satellite BEFORE ACTIVATION of the IVO Quantum Drives

Barry-1 had ongoing power-system issues on the bus through LEOP, and after two months of operations, towards the end of LEOP, @RogueSpaceCorp lost communication with the satellite. @ivo_ltd never had the opportunity to test the Quantum Drives.

The drives were NOT turned on.

Communication Lost to Satellite BEFORE Turning on Quantum Drive Experiment

Rogue Space Systems operations team is announcing the suspension of the active phase of our first on orbit mission. Barry 1 was launched on November 11, 2023, and has been in orbit since then. It was designed to test our Scalable Compute Platform (SCP) and its ability to aggregate data from multiple sensors and process that data in real time. We had ongoing power-system issues on the bus through LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase), and after two months of operations, towards the end of LEOP, we lost communication with the satellite. Rogue performed some testing of the SCP and never had the opportunity to test the IVO drive. “I’d like to take the opportunity to praise IVO for being a great customer, and we are in discussions on a second attempt during one of our upcoming new missions.” -Jon Beam, CEO

We are currently investigating the cause of the loss of communication and will provide updates as we learn more. We will continue to attempt to re-establish communication with the satellite and are offering IVO the opportunity to fly on the upcoming Rogue hosting missions launching in 2025. Despite the loss of communication, we met many goals with the mission, including some testing on SCP. We would like to take this time to thank the hundreds of team members, partners, investors, friends, and family that have given us so much support and encouragement as we’ve made this huge step as a space company!

Nextbigfuture had reported that cubesats built with off the shelf parts might last 1.1 years but a significant percentage start failing after a couple of months.

The controversial part of the Barry-1 mission was the IVO Quantum drives which are to operate without propellant. Things break in space. We will have to wait for another satellite to launch and another attempt at testing the quantized inertia drives in orbit.

15 thoughts on “Standard Failure Barry-1 Satellite BEFORE ACTIVATION of the IVO Quantum Drives”

  1. We must be very careful in how we assess this or any other really new technology. Yes, this sounds very interesting, but it has to be proven over and over again. Using very hard core tests, w/double blind studies. I’m not yet convinced. Hell, under such terms you couldn’t convince me water is wet. (which I know it is, to me, so do you get my point here?)

  2. If you build it, it might fail! If you test it, it might fail! So let’s do nothing! I had a boss once who thought like that! So then next time, can we expect them to put it into orbit, and let it sit idle for 5 or 10 years, before turning it on? To get more “baseline readings” first?

  3. Normal science works by observing and then producing a theory to explain those observations. This theory does not explain any observations but seems to do math try o predict new phenomena. I cannot call it a fraud but it does science backwards. OTOH, I do call Black Light Power a fraud because by they assume a phenomena (states below hydrogen ground states )then they do math based on the assumed (but not observed) phenomena to make predictions. I call Rossi an absolute fraud because he isn’t even consistent about his explanation and because I talked to him in person and got him to admit how his device worked.

  4. Pity. I was excited that they actually were setting up a test that could falsify the QI theory, almost as much as for the space drive implications if it was successful. It seems that most of the theoretical work in physics these days are basically untestable mathematical calculations, to the point that the discussions about the theories are as relevant as the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin. But that’s my early engineering education, I don’t care why it works, what can I do with it?

    • Agree. Not to be a conspiracy theorist here, but (begin: conspiracy theory) if somehow they did turn on the drives and discovered that they didn’t work, announcing that to the world would be a great way to persuade their investors not to give them money for a second attempt. But if it was a unrelated technical failure, then whoever sponsored them the first time might be tempted to throw a little more cash their way, after they were so close…

      • If it was indeed a failure of the IVO drive, why would it be in Rouges best interest to falsify their failure data when their whole business model is to provide payload hosting to multiple companies? This would only make sense if Rouge was betting their entire business on IVO.

      • IVO didn’t own the whole satellite. They were piggybacking on another company’s satellite and using its power supply.

        If IVO wanted to hide a failure, they couldn’t persuade the owner to fake a complete failure unless they bought the whole enchilada. Something they clearly wanted to avoid.

      • Or it was sabotage by the government, which doesn’t want us to get access to this technology and find out about their secret base on Titan.

        Or maybe things just break sometimes.

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