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Present Day Solid Rocket Exhaust is 1,000 to 4,000 m/s with 10^3 to 10^7 N thrust and a firing duration of minutes.
The Proposed NLS Propulsion Exhaust is 300,000,000 m/s with 10^3 to 10^9 N thrust and a firing duration of years - decades.
Estimated cost for Space Shuttle is hundreds of billions of dollars with $ 500 million per launch and $ 50 million per month to maintain the shuttle program ending around 2012.
Estimated cost for NLS Space Ship is hundreds of millions of dollars with $ 200 million per launch and $ 2 million per month with no program termination in man’s existence.
Forward thinking aerospace companies who are interested in the future of space travel may contact the inventor. A trade secret agreement will be required of all parties interested.
Originally posted by win 52
I can't find much else around, regarding this.
There is a question about the actual validity of this claim and it would be great if we could help the inventors bring this information out.
I wondered why they are being secretive if they have this patented? That was my only concern. I can try an e-mail to the inventor?
I will wait and see if there is more to go on tomorrow.
Originally posted by Mondogiwa
For some reason the link is not opening for me right now, but I will take a stab at the meaning behind it all.
Are you familiar with Burt Ratan and the Space Ship One program he was/is involved with?? Basically, the private sector is getting more and more involved witht he military/NASA/DOD all of the time. This seems to be a similar approach and a rudimentary attempt at throwing numbers around to validate going with a particulat contractor...so to speak. Burt Rata, proved that it is possible for independents to achieve this technology and innovation, now imagine giant corporate conglomerates getting involved!?
Essentially it is like the movie, "Contact" in that the private super billionare can financially back whatever they want and then sell it if they like to whichever acronym wants to use it. One drawback though, not just anybody has the go ahead to use this stuff to go into orbit/space. The governments will allow you to do the research and testing and all the legwork, then they buy it or take it and use it for whatever they want to. No space cowboys in real life that could take the chance on having their craft dissintigrate over New York or Los Angeles. It's a high tech game that lets the governments pick and choose the most cost efficient sub-contactor. It's really all economics, and the privately funded companies have some great minds among them.
That's all for my 2 cents worth for now..Peace, Mondo
Originally posted by mtmaraca
Regarding the original webpage and claim: this is almost definitely a hoax. I won't speculate on "The Inventor's" motive, but considering that the claim is almost unfathomable from a technical perspective and he/she gives absolutely no explanation for how it would be achieved, there's just not much more to say.
And this type of field effect propulsion is the now-defunct NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program's very definition of a 'diametric drive', which functions by "creating an asymmetric field of force around itself without expelling reaction mass" and whose top speed would be limited only by relativity. Wikipedia has this to say: "It is unknown whether it is even physically possible to create such a field." But, as you will see, with the EDF Generator's advanced propulsion engineering it now surely is . . .