NASA plans to help create a Tractor Beam
NASA plans to help create a Tractor Beam. A start up company called Arx Pax is expecting to utilize hover engine technology to create a tractor beam using by using micro-satellites. Last year, the company debuted their near 90 pound hover board. The Magnetic Field Architecture technology (or MFA) has proved itself for magnetic levitation capabilities. Their ideas for the MFA including levitating houses and buildings to protect them from certain natural disasters. They are also considering its uses for attracting satellites towards one another. The News is breaking that NASA’s interest lies in using hover engine technology and Arx Pax plans to “design a device with the ability to attract one object to another from a distance.”
The hover board technology uses Lenz Law, which refers to how these electromagnetic circuits always obey Newtons Third Law of motion. If this joint project proves to be successful, the company will help give NASA the ability in space to move objects without even touching them.
In 2012, two scientists from NYU published a paper explaining in technical detail the reality of a sort of tractor beam. But Arx Pax is very confident in going the distance for the various uses of this technology. The uses for hover engines and the capabilities to move or manipulate objects in space will prove to be valuable for NASA.
In a recent email sent to FoxNews, CEO Greg Henderson from Arx Pax said:
The collaboration is evolving and the project is a work in process. We will share more information as we hit specific joint development milestones.
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