Quantum Drive Will Not Be Tested This Time

I mentioned this test a while back. I was looking forward to hearing about the test results. But that isn’t going to happen on the previous schedule:

Contact Lost With Spacecraft Carrying Experimental Quantum Drive

A test with the quantum drive, developed by IVO limited, was supposed to demonstrate whether the engine could alter the orbit of the satellite. But for some reason, after over two months in orbit, the test was never initiated, and contact with the satellite was lost on February 9 — an unceremonious end for a demo that was supposedly going to upend the laws of physics.

“Rogue’s Barry-1 satellite didn’t make it all the way through LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase),” IVO founder and President Richard Mansell told The Debrief. “Sadly, we never even got to turn on the Drives!”

It is a little bit suspicious on such a controversial device. One could claim is the equivalent of a perpetual motion machine being “accidentally” destroyed just before the big demonstration.

I wish them luck, but if something similar happens after the second attempt, a lot of people are going to regard them as fraudsters.


6 thoughts on “Quantum Drive Will Not Be Tested This Time

  1. Well, that was convenient, I remember something similar happening a Laurence-Livermore labs years ago.
    They had a big too-do on TV news about a large breakthrough in the creation of Deuterium heavy water.
    One ping, one ping only. Never to be brought up again.
    Was it information, disinformation, or some big-brains trying to get noticed/research granted? Scare our enemies? Find the spy game?
    Hopefully it’s all legit. So hard to tell these days.
    We’ll see.

    • It’s the Philadelphia Experiment all over again!
      (cue conspiracy music. Or Yakity Sax).

  2. I’m no quantum physicist, but maybe the test was initiated and it both passed and failed? And the reason they can’t find the satellite is because they can observe its velocity OR its location, but not both?

    If it’s a quantum drive, then quantum uncertainty principles would apply, would they not?

    (Offered mostly tongue-in-cheek, but not completely. 😉 )

    • Somebody get Dr. Shrodinger the satellite’s shipping crate and we can finally end the debate.

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