It's been a while since I've updated my blog. Been busy with more marine engineering studies towards my next licence known as Engineer Watchkeeper and other things.
Unfortunetly there hasn't been much to report as far as Breakthrough Propulsion Physics is concerned the past year, no breakthroughs or new Physics that could help us in this field. It is good to see private companies such as SpaceX pushing their reusable rocket technologies however as stated before this isn't a viable solution for effective long term large scale space exploration as the systems employed are very limited with their cargo transport capabilities. I don't foresee space elevators to become reality for at least another 50 years now and even then they have their problems as stated in a previous post. A large proportion of current research appears to be devoted to dark matter/dark energy searches in Astrophysics. My thoughts are no new Physics will be found from this area, dark matter = standard physics matter (we just can't see it and no new exotic particles are responsbile for this). There could still be another explanation to the galaxy rotation anomaly using current Physics.
I am convinced that Gravity Control Propulsion (GCP) is the best option so far out of all other concepts we know today. However the question still remains if Physics allows such a concept to come to reality. Even if Physics does allow such a concept, is it viable? I've been pondering on this on and off and still working on my "quantum model of spacetime metrics" paper. Some interesting papers I picked up on arXiv and viXra recently though:
- DEF: The Physical Basis of Electromagnetic Propulsion
- Gravity-Superconductors Interactions as a Possible Means to Exchange Momentum with the Vacuum
- Review Part 1 of New Ideas, Innovation of Non-Rocket Propulsion Systems for Space Launch and Flight
- Review Part 2 of New Ideas, Innovations of Non-Rocket Propulsion Systems for Space Launch and Flight
- Review Part 3 of New Ideas, Innovations of Non-Rocket Propulsion Systems for Space Launch and Flight
If I missed any recent papers roughly related to the topic at hand, please let me know.
For those who missed it, I went to watch the recent Interstellar movie. I found it interesting to watch the first time however didn't like some of the story line plots especially the ending. For example there are no wormholes in the real world. Good visual effects though, don't get that many Sci-fi movies these days on the big screen.