Reply to post: Re: It just might be low energy photons providing the thrust

Leaked paper suggests EM Drive tested by NASA actually works

Ian K

Re: It just might be low energy photons providing the thrust

Photons having momentum is first level undergrad stuff - I'd hope the NASA people would have discounted that when considering possible causes of observations.

Plus, at very best photons emitted back in the direction of incident light would replicate the behaviour of a reflective solar sail - as the engine allegedly gives twice as much thrust as that, presumably something else has to be a factor.

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