Scientist RAS skeptical about Chinese engine, «violates the laws of physics»

© Photo : Roger ShawyerДвигатель EmDriveScientist RAS skeptical about Chinese engine, «violates the laws of physics»© Photo : Roger Shawyer

Space engine that violates the laws of physics, supposedly created by Chinese scientists, is not likely to function, according to the developers, these devices in a professional environment is called «Gravitsapu», told RIA Novosti leading researcher of the Department of space dynamics and mathematical processing of information space research Institute (IKI) RAS Nathan Eismont.

Earlier in the Russian media, citing a Chinese TV channel and the British newspaper Daily Mail reported that Chinese scientists have created a working model of the EmDrive microwave engine, which cannot be explained within classical physics. Reports on the development of EmDrive appear regularly for several years and cause a wave of discussions around the world.

«It does not inspire any confidence, and look bluff and duck, because apparently, this information suggests movement or thrust without garbage mass, which is strange, contrary to the laws of physics. Here or missing something, or believe in miracles,» said Eismont.

«I can give you (example) from the film. The film was (George) Danelia – «kin-DZA-DZA!». And there are heroes moved into their handsets, which also went without garbage mass, they have these devices called «Gravitsapu». Since then, the term «gravitsapa» became, you might say, into use in a professional environment as a symbol of such devices violate the laws of physics. I suspect that, as they say, is also a «Gravitsapa» — said the scientist.

According to the developers, thanks to these engines the edge of the Solar system can be achieved in a few months. According to Amanta, is too short a period. He cited the example of American machine, New Horizons, launched January 19, 2006. Interplanetary station made in 2007 gravity assist flyby at Jupiter (used for fuel economy and provide extra acceleration for automatic stations) to reach Pluto in 2015.

«Still, probably, 10 years later, they reach what can be considered the edge of the Solar system,» — said Eismont.