New Quantum Inertia Drive Rocket Propulsion

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We are living in an age of exciting new scientific discoveries. Emerging technology is providing advancements in artificial intelligence, plasma fusion energy, nanotechnology, quantum computers, synthetic biology, space colonization, and more. This article is about a new theory called Quantized Inertia.

Quantized Inertia Theory, or called QI, is an alternative theory of inertia. Quantized inertia drive is expected to enable intersteller space travel at greater speeds with less time.

QI was physicist Mike McCulloch’s new theory in 2007. He tested his theory at the University of Plymouth and has used his theory to explain galactic rotation speeds. He believes that this may provide the foundation for engineers to launch rockets and vehicles in space without fuel.

Inertia is the tendency of objects in motion to stay in motion, and objects at rest to stay at rest, unless a force changes their speed or direction. Quantized inertia theory, in short, combines the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. Whereas, an accelerating object will see an opposing inertial force that will result in a release of quantum radiation energy that may be utilized for spacecraft propulsion.

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is researching this new theory and has invested $1.3 million into building a prototype engine that is fueled by light. The DARPA grant has funded a team of collaborators from the U.S., Germany, and Spain that will test the theory in the lab for the first time.

Launching the Quantum Drives

This new technology was launched in November of 2023. It is a revolutionary electric propulsion system developed by IVO Ltd, a U.S. company. SpaceX launched it into space on the Transporter 9 space mission on one of their rockets. They sent 80 payloads into low earth orbit including a quantum engine. Richard Mansell, is owner and founder of IVO Ltd., confirmed the successful launch and deployment of the satellite which is now transmitting a signal and awaiting further communications. The Bally1 satellite which carries the two quantum drives will begin a data collection process and will start testing these unique engines.

In the summer of 2023, Mansell was inspired by the work of Professor Mike McCulloch at the University of Plymouth. He studied the properties of inertia, which is the basis for the development the quantum drive. The new quantum drive is a type of engine that generates a Chan-Eisen field, enabling a spacecraft to travel at approximately 20% of the speed of light.

“A joint effort between IVO and Rogue Space Systems is working closely together to collect a solid baseline of orbital data before firing up the drives for the first time. This will confirm the engine’s efficiency”, said Richard Mansell, founder and owner of IVO.

Rogue Space Systems contacted the Barry-1 and Richard Mansell told The Debrief “Rogue Space Systems has made positive contact with the satellite, and LEOP has begun! We appreciate them allowing us to be the payload on their first satellite, and so far, it has been working with them.”

Inventing the Quantum Drive

In the summer of 2023, The Debrief spoke with Mansell about his company IVO Ltd, the launch of the Quantum Drive, the technology his drives are based on, and what inspired him to build the Quantum Drive.

“We began playing around with the idea of what gravity is and what inertia is. Then I came across the work of Professor Mike McCulloch at Plymouth University,” said Mansell.

McCulloch notes that Newton’s first law defines inertia as “Objects move in strait lines at a constant speed unless pushed on.”

To explain the true nature of inertia, McCulloch developed his Quantized Inertia QI theory. This new theory investigates the quantum field of energy that everything is made up of. Using wireless technology to power the rocket with no fuel. A groundbreaking idea that could revolutionize the way we build machines. Mansell says McCulloch’s work intrigued him. He truly believed he was on to a great idea. He was willing to make it a reality. So, he received a patent for a capacitor used in wireless transmission of power, a primary CBAT wireless transmission system, created by IVO. Mansell found out his facilities were perfect for making the initial prototyping of the drives built using McCulloch’s theories. They put the ideas to work at their North Dakota headquarters and at the Virginia facility he calls “IVO East”.

They spent hours testing and perfecting different ways to use the power of QI. This work was followed up by 100 hours of testing the drives in a simulated space environment. The outcome was a thrust producing model. The drives went through a 1,000-hour stress test which was successful.

Mansell says his team did a great job and he is proud of their achievements to reach their goal in creating the Quantum Drive. All tests have been a success. He also notes that in this business, there comes a time when theory must end and practical testing must take over.

“IVO is always working to push the boundaries in any field it touches, and space is no exception. We are not afraid to try difficult experiments, because this is how science and technology can really take big leaps forward. It is imperative not to rely on conjecture or hypothetical, but real, hard data. This is why we have sent the Quantum Drives to space.” Said Mansell.

I look forward to researching this subject more in the future, it is very exciting watching history being made. I plan on doing more articles on quantum inertia, plasma fusion energy, hydrogen technology, AI, and many other new technologies that we are witnessing in this age of emerging technology.


About Quantized Inertia,

DARPA Is Researching Quantized Inertia,, October 2, 2018.

Groundbreaking Electric Propulsion Engine Debuts In Space, Techno Space 2

Impossible Quantum Drive May Defy Newton’s Laws of Motion, Popular Mechanics, November 1, 2023.

Innovative Quantum Drive Engine Launched by Space X to Herald New Era in Space Propulsion, Techno Space 2

Melissa Horn
Melissa Horn
Melissa Horn is a commercial artist in the Metro Detroit area. Melissa produces fine art, drawings, painting, graphics, design, crafts, jewelry, fashion, Native American crafts, book illustrations, and music album covers. Her studio is named Vintage Noir Art and her arts and craft store is named Sleeping Earth. Melissa studied graphic design at Macomb Community College and studied fine arts at the Ray-Vogue College of Design in Chicago. She lives with her family of three children in a suburb of Detroit.

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