LIME REALTY GROUP is focused on providing our readers and clients with up to date information on a variety of topics, but this one is a little far reaching even for us. However, it’s exciting.
Every since the sound barrier was broken, people have turned their attention to how we can break the light speed barrier. “Warp Drive” is a fictional term for faster than light space travel. It still remains a subject of speculation and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity concludes that it’s impossible. But is it?
Recent advances in Ion Propulsion are being studied even as we speak making the subject of interstellar flight a possibility. Ion Propulsion is the fastest and most efficient to date. Using charged particles, Ion engines can accelerate a spacecraft up to 90,000 miles per hour. And NASA has recently completed a test of an Ion engine that powered it for over 48,000 hours. That’s five and half years of thruster operation or 4,320,000,000 miles.
What makes this even more amazing is how little fuel it used. The engine consumed 860 kg of xenon propellant. A conventional rocket would require 10,000 kg of propellant to provide the same amount of total momentum. These Ion Propulsion engines can provide constant thrust over long periods of time using less than a tenth of the propellant of a chemical rocket.
This engine creates opportunity for deep space travel and exploration. Although interstellar applications aren’t being considered, there are closer now than ever before. And such advances continue to push boundaries. This engine opens up a number of possible advances and opportunities to explore the natural resources of other planetary bodies in our solar system.
Very soon, building materials and mineral ores we use to create houses or skyscrapers could come from other planets.
This is truly an exciting time and an exciting world. Lime is a part of that future. We work to help our clients secure their futures. Call today and let us help you step into tomorrow. Building Southern Utah one home at a time. Lime.