Broadcast 2826 Hotel Mars

The Space Foundation Conference

07 Dec 2016 Dr. M.E.(Mike) McCulloch
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Mike McCulloch, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  EmDrive analysis due to peer reviewed paper in AIAA Journal of Propulsion.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Mike McCulloch from the UK to Hotel Mars for a double segment to discuss EmDrive in light of the recently published and peer reviewed paper in the AIAA Journal of Propulsion.  Our guest first explained EmDrive, then explained what was tested and published in the reviewed article.  Mike also put forth his theory on why EmDrive works.  Our guest refuted the dark matter theory, then we talked about being able to scale up the drive for spaceflight.  Mike suggested it was not about a larger EmDrive.  Rather, one might use many such EmDrives but make the cone with super conducting materials using Dielectrics to make the microwaves bounce around within the cone faster and faster.  This would produce more energy (thrust).  Don't miss how our guest explained this.  Toward the end of the short segment, we learned about different attempts to get an EmDrive to space to test it in a vacuum.  He said the big challenge was to understand it because it does seem to violate the laws of physics, especially the conservation of momentum law.

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