Small Cubesat Satellites Test New Technology

The spacefaring nations of the world are competing with private companies to build an economy in orbit, colonize the moon and exploit resources from passing asteroids, but to reach other planets something more is needed.

That’s why NASA launched its Cube Quest competition to encourage students and amateur rocketeers to build very small satellites called cubesats to test new technology.

Amateur scientists are building small cubesats that can be powered by everything from water to the controversial EmDrive.

Competitors are starting to line up to build small EmDrive powered spacecraft to prove the “impossible warp drive” engine actually works.

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