The Curious Link Between the Fly-By Anomaly and the “Impossible” EmDrive Thruster

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"The same theory that explains the puzzling fly-by anomalies could also explain how the controversial EmDrive produces thrust. Shawyer’s EmDrive has the potential to revolutionize spaceflight because it requires no propellant, the biggest limiting factor in today’s propulsion systems. But in the absence of any convincing explanation for how it works, scientists and engineers are understandably wary.

McCulloch’s theory could help to change that, although it is hardly a mainstream idea. It makes two challenging assumptions. The first is that photons have inertial mass. The second is that the speed of light must change within the cavity. That won’t be easy for many theorists to stomach."

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