IVO Ltd. introduces first fully electric thruster for satellites

April 7, 2022
The IVO Quantum Drive achieved 45mN of thrust consuming a single watt and zero fuel.

WASHINGTON - IVO Ltd. have unveiled its IVO Quantum Drive, an electric thruster for satellites that uses zero fuel. IVO says its Quantum Drive is the world’s first commercially viable and available pure electric propulsion technology to achieve legitimacy via thermal vacuum testing.

IVO Ltd. worked with E-Labs of Fredericksburg, Va., to validate the thruster under the rigorous conditions it will see in space. The vacuum chamber also served to validate thrust being developed by quantized inertia. The IVO Quantum Drive achieved 45mN of thrust consuming only a single watt and zero fuel. This was done at 9x10-6 Torr with temperature cycles ranging from -100c to 100c. The thruster performed as expected with no variation in performance.

In 2021, CEO and Inventor of the IVO Quantum Drive, Richard Mansell, discovered pure electric thrust is viable for spacecraft through a combination of mathematics and empirical test data.

“Quantum Inertia has been discussed as a theory for several years, so we approached the problem with a non-theoretical lens,” commented Mansell. “We can now say that the basic principles of Quantum Inertia hold true in test data, and they still align with quantum, inertial and gravitational physics.”

Due to its use of electricity only and zero fuel, the IVO Quantum Drive has zero emissions and is self contained. This allows it the ability to be internal to the spacecraft itself. The IVO Quantum Drive’s modular design allows it to scale on multiple axes to meet the needs of each individual spacecraft regardless of thrust requirements.

IVO Ltd. is set to begin development programs for customers starting Q2 2022.

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