Last weekend, Quantum Drive, a revolutionary electric propulsion system developed by IVO Ltd, was launched into space on a Space X rocket. According to physicists, the project is controversial in the scientific community because it contradicts Newton’s laws. The SpaceX Transporter 9 space mission, which took place on November 11, included sending more than 80 different payloads into low Earth orbit, including a quantum engine. Richard Mansell, owner and founder of IVO, confirmed the successful launch and deployment of the satellite, which is now transmitting a signal and awaiting further communications. Once communication is established with the Bally 1 satellite, which carries two quantum drives, a data collection process will begin in orbit before testing these unique engines. A joint effort between IVO and Rogue Space Systems to collect basic orbital data will help confirm the engine’s efficiency, Mansell said.
Last summer, Mansell spoke about being inspired by the work of Professor Mike McCulloch at the University of Plymouth, who studies the properties of inertia and is developing a theory of quantum inertia. Although this theory was criticized, it became the basis for the development of quantum drives. The prototype engine was tested in a space environment with promising results. Despite the scientific community’s skepticism, IVO succeeded in taking its project to real space testing. The results of future experiments could rewrite physics textbooks or support Newton’s theories. Regardless of the outcome, the IVO team has demonstrated the ability to quickly turn innovative ideas into real products.