Potential EMDrive solar system explorer ship
Mark Rademaker, working with Dr. White of NASA Eagleworks has created a vision of a EMDrive powered solar system explorer ship.
10 of 20 EMDrive pods
Based on Dr. Whites other data, IXS Clark data is:
1) 90t or 90,000kgs
2) 2MWe nuclear generator in the aft section of the ship. That is a max electricity availability of 2MWh of electricity every hour or 2,000kWh per hour.
3) 20 EMDrive propellantless force generators rated at 4N of force generation per kW of applied microwave power. (4N/kW) Each of the 20 EMDrives (100kW energy usage each) will probably be driven by its own dual redundant 2 x 100kW microwave Rf generators.
4) Total force generation of 8,000N being 2,000 kW of power at 4N per kW. 2,000kW * 4N/kW = 8,000 Newtons of force to drive the 90t ship. 8,000N is approx 816kg of force.
5) Continual acceleration will then be A = F/M or 0.088m/s^2 = 8,000N/90,000kgs
6) The ISX Clark's 90t breaks down as follows: 50t cargo, 20t EMDrives and support systems (microwave generators, cooling, etc), 20t nuclear generator.
Which means that as long as the nuclear generator on the IXS Clark can generate 2,000kW of electricity, the ship will continue to accelerate at 9.1milli-g
CofE velocity violation Paradox
Dr White has made mention of the CofE Paradox in (Appendix A):
deltaMass and Todd "WarpTech" have shown in NSF EM Drive Thread 2 that Dr. White's derivation contains an error in the integration. frobnicat has discussed in NSF EM Drive Threads 1 and 2 other flaws in this analysis. For the ion rocket consideration, the kinetic energy of the propellant needs to be properly taken into account.
Added by TheTraveller 22 June 2015
The above 3 NSF members have been asked by me, on NSF, if they have communicated their opinions with Dr. White. Will update this section as further information comes to light. Who ever is removing my comments on the NSF comments needs to stop doing that.
These are the potential voyages of the IXS Clark
Please use the right hand 4N/kW transit examples.
1,000 AU Deep Space