this thing is AMAZING…
Watch this test which may be used in future space missions by NASA. In 2015, NASA has made a lot of internet and magazine headlines with talks and tests of new kinds of propulsion systems. One in particular that they tested you may have seen. it is called an EM Drive propulsion successfully which is a “microwave” based system. And don’t don’t use it to make popcorn 😉
Here is an intro on the XRS-2200:
This engine was designed to be modular and was going to power the long since cancelled X-33 Venture Star. I knew I had seen a video of this before but I couldn’t find it anywhere. Found it finally through a dead hotlink to a Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) news release still on their server but it doesn’t turn up under any Google or NASA site searches for Aerospike. This video is property of NASA so if they request it to be removed I will do so. It was filmed in late 2000 or early 2001 and I believe this is 80% of max thrust.
Let’s check out the test in the video on page 2