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Latest News:

01/05/2024 Company Update:

We have been invited to participate in the NASA SBIR Ignite Catalyst on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at SpaceCom 2024. The event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

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12/10/2023 Company Update:

We have been invited to give a talk about our propellantless space propulsion at the Space Suppliers Summit in Glasgow. There, we will also have an exhibition table. Details are as follows:

Tue, Feb 6, 9 AM – Wed, Feb 7, 5 PM GMT
University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George St, Glasgow, United Kingdom

11/30/2023 Company Update:

We have been invited to participate as speakers at SpaceCom 2024, which is the largest space conference in the US, to give a talk about our propellantless space propulsion. Details are as follows:

Propulsion Enabling On-Orbit Servicing
Wed, Jan 31, 1:45pm – 2:45pm | W331A
Track: SpaceCom | Space Congress: Space Exploration
ORLANDO, FL USA |  Orange County Convention Center 

10/03/2023 Company Update:

We received funding from the National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Project Grant in partnership with The Morningbird Foundation to test our warp-drive framework in a lab.

We were able to integrate the spherical warp-drive metric, electromagnetic fields, rotation, heat fluxes, radial and tangential pressures, anisotropies, and null fields into a unified framework with the aim of designing and conducting laboratory experiments to manipulate space-time.

9/19/2023 Company Update:

Our company and research have been recognized and indexed by Nature journal:

8/18/2023 Company Update: 

We are proud to announce that we have entered into a partnership/collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You can find the list of  all organizations we are collaborating with here:

6/29/2023 Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We achieved a significant breakthrough with the propellantless space propulsion, with our latest prototype we are able to create a stable thrust force of ~50 millinewtons with about 700W of power, with no fuel & no exhaust, just electricity. We are currently working to increase the thrust to 1N but 50 millinewtons is more than many satellites need to maintain orbit, below is a photo of the engineering team to memorize the moment. 

6/28/2023 Company Update:

We were invited to participate in WebIt, one of the biggest start-up conferences in Europe to talk about our space technologies, here is the video:

https://youtu.be/o-WlrsyNVh8

4/18/2023 Company Update:

We made a significant breakthrough in the Warp Drives. We showed that it is not required to have negative energy to create a functional warp drive.  Here is the article in  “General Relativity and Gravitation”, one of the most reputable Physics journals in the world:

Warp Dives – revisiting the problem of negative energy

2/22/2023 Company Update:

We are invited to participate in SpaceCom 2023, this is the biggest space conference in US, details below:

Panel Title: Deep Space Propulsion
Speaker & Chairman: Dr. Ivaylo Vasilev, Astrum Drive Technologies
Date:  Wednesday, February 22nd
Time:  Panel 4  (3:30-4:30PM)
Location:  Room W222A

1/13/2023 WarpDrive Update:

We received a US patent for our Warp Drive propulsion.

We were able to integrate the spherical warp-drive metric, electromagnetic fields, rotation, heat fluxes, radial and tangential pressures, anisotropies, and null fields into a unified framework with the aim of designing and conducting laboratory experiments to manipulate space-time.

This research is consistent with the general relativity and will be published in top-tier physics journals.

1/12/2023 WarpDrive Update:

We developed a new warp-drive metric with many favorable symmetries, details below.

Following in part the reasoning by Alcubierre’s original work and the introduction of physical warp drives made by Bobrick, we introduce a spacetime warp metric that rather uses and keeps spherical symmetry explicitly. In this way we write the Einstein equations using a perfect fluid and an anisotropic fluid with cosmological constant as test matter source.

Analyzing the energy conditions for both cases, we find that each of these cases are flexible enough to allow them to partially satisfy the energy conditions.

We also find that when the warp bubble shape function is time-independent, the metric admits a time-like Killing vector and all the energy conditions are satisfied except for the strong energy condition. Moreover, in the time-independent case a barotropic equation of state known from cosmological models naturally arises.

We published an article describing the new warp-metric in top tier (Q1) physics journal:
https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-11091-5

12/31/2022 Company Update:

Our website reached 3000+ unique visitors in December.

12/10/2022 Company Update:

We participated in TC Sessions: Space 2022 in Los Angeles, we met and discussed with the US Space Force how to utilize our propulsion technology on military satellites, more to follow on the topic.

11/17/2022 Company Update:

Our YouTube Channel where we post updates on our WarpDrive research reached 1500 subscribers:
https://www.youtube.com/AstrumDriveTechnologies

We temporarily disabled some of the videos until we publish & patent the next phase of our warp drive research.

9/30/2022 Company Update:

We got invited to participate in SpaceCom 2023 where we got featured among their top 10 speakers.

9/27/2022 WarpDrive Update:

Many problems have to be solved in order to achieve a viable warp drive. One of the best known is the problem of negative energy density but the search for sources of this type of energy didn’t bear any results. Our approach is to explore new families of metrics, solutions and regions that require positive energy densities.

The current warp-drive models, mostly based on Alcubierre’s 1994 proposal, are based on simple assumptions, contain no natural symmetries and are expressed using the simplest matter-energy configurations – this makes them impractical and difficult to work with. This is why we are adding new ingredients to the warp drive equations and looking for mechanisms that can be tested in analogous gravity and eventually in a laboratory.

What are these ingredients? They basically fall into two groups:
– Metrics with specific advantageous symmetries
– Complex matter and thermodynamic relations

We already have new metric proposals and some very interesting results. We are currently preparing several papers in prestigious peer-reviewed physics journals. Once published, we will post them here.

9/1/2022  Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We completed the first working prototype of the electrical propellantless space propulsion system.
Currently working on the second iteration to increase the amount of force it generates.

6/07/2022 Company Update:

We got featured in Forbes 6/2022 in a 3 pages article.

4/30/2022  Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We received US patent for our electrical  propellantless propulsion

4/11/2022  Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We finally achieved a stable process for our electrical propellantless propulsion

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Latest News:

01/05/2024 Company Update:

We have been invited to participate in the NASA SBIR Ignite Catalyst on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at SpaceCom 2024. The event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

News Feed:

12/10/2023 Company Update:

We have been invited to give a talk about our propellantless space propulsion at the Space Suppliers Summit in Glasgow. There, we will also have an exhibition table. Details are as follows:

Tue, Feb 6, 9 AM – Wed, Feb 7, 5 PM GMT
University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George St, Glasgow, United Kingdom

11/30/2023 Company Update:

We have been invited to participate as speakers at SpaceCom 2024, which is the largest space conference in the US, to give a talk about our propellantless space propulsion. Details are as follows:

Propulsion Enabling On-Orbit Servicing
Wed, Jan 31, 1:45pm – 2:45pm | W331A
Track: SpaceCom | Space Congress: Space Exploration
ORLANDO, FL USA |  Orange County Convention Center



10/03/2023 Company Update:

We received funding from the National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Project Grant in partnership with The Morningbird Foundation to test our warp-drive framework in a lab.

We were able to integrate the spherical warp-drive metric, electromagnetic fields, rotation, heat fluxes, radial and tangential pressures, anisotropies, and null fields into a unified framework with the aim of designing and conducting laboratory experiments to manipulate space-time.

9/19/2023 Company Update:

Our company and research have been recognized and indexed by Nature journal:

8/18/2023 Company Update: 

We are proud to announce that we have entered into a partnership/collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You can find the list of  all organizations we are collaborating with here:

6/29/2023 Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We achieved a significant breakthrough with the propellantless space propulsion, with our latest prototype we are able to create a stable thrust force of ~50 millinewtons with about 700W of power, with no fuel & no exhaust, just electricity. We are currently working to increase the thrust to 1N but 50 millinewtons is more than many satellites need to maintain orbit, below is a photo of the engineering team to memorize the moment. 

6/28/2023 Company Update:

We were invited to participate in WebIt, one of the biggest start-up conferences in Europe to talk about our space technologies, here is the video:

https://youtu.be/o-WlrsyNVh8

4/18/2023 Company Update:

We made a significant breakthrough in the Warp Drives. We showed that it is not required to have negative energy to create a functional warp drive.  Here is the article in  “General Relativity and Gravitation”, one of the most reputable Physics journals in the world:

Warp Dives – revisiting the problem of negative energy

2/22/2023 Company Update:

We are invited to participate in SpaceCom 2023, this is the biggest space conference in US, details below:

Panel Title: Deep Space Propulsion
Speaker & Chairman: Dr. Ivaylo Vasilev, Astrum Drive Technologies
Date:  Wednesday, February 22nd
Time:  Panel 4  (3:30-4:30PM)
Location:  Room W222A

1/13/2023 WarpDrive Update:

We received a US patent for our Warp Drive propulsion.

We were able to integrate the spherical warp-drive metric, electromagnetic fields, rotation, heat fluxes, radial and tangential pressures, anisotropies, and null fields into a unified framework with the aim of designing and conducting laboratory experiments to manipulate space-time.

This research is consistent with the general relativity and will be published in top-tier physics journals.

1/12/2023 WarpDrive Update:

We developed a new warp-drive metric with many favorable symmetries, details below.

Following in part the reasoning by Alcubierre’s original work and the introduction of physical warp drives made by Bobrick, we introduce a spacetime warp metric that rather uses and keeps spherical symmetry explicitly. In this way we write the Einstein equations using a perfect fluid and an anisotropic fluid with cosmological constant as test matter source.

Analyzing the energy conditions for both cases, we find that each of these cases are flexible enough to allow them to partially satisfy the energy conditions.

We also find that when the warp bubble shape function is time-independent, the metric admits a time-like Killing vector and all the energy conditions are satisfied except for the strong energy condition. Moreover, in the time-independent case a barotropic equation of state known from cosmological models naturally arises.

We published an article describing the new warp-metric in top tier (Q1) physics journal:
https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-11091-5

12/31/2022 Company Update:

Our website reached 3000+ unique visitors in December.

12/10/2022 Company Update:

We participated in TC Sessions: Space 2022 in Los Angeles, we met and discussed with the US Space Force how to utilize our propulsion technology on military satellites, more to follow on the topic.

11/17/2022 Company Update:

Our YouTube Channel where we post updates on our WarpDrive research reached 1500 subscribers:
https://www.youtube.com/AstrumDriveTechnologies

We temporarily disabled some of the videos until we publish & patent the next phase of our warp drive research.

9/30/2022 Company Update:

We got invited to participate in SpaceCom 2023 where we got featured among their top 10 speakers.

9/27/2022 WarpDrive Update:

Many problems have to be solved in order to achieve a viable warp drive. One of the best known is the problem of negative energy density but the search for sources of this type of energy didn’t bear any results. Our approach is to explore new families of metrics, solutions and regions that require positive energy densities.

The current warp-drive models, mostly based on Alcubierre’s 1994 proposal, are based on simple assumptions, contain no natural symmetries and are expressed using the simplest matter-energy configurations – this makes them impractical and difficult to work with. This is why we are adding new ingredients to the warp drive equations and looking for mechanisms that can be tested in analogous gravity and eventually in a laboratory.

What are these ingredients? They basically fall into two groups:
– Metrics with specific advantageous symmetries
– Complex matter and thermodynamic relations

We already have new metric proposals and some very interesting results. We are currently preparing several papers in prestigious peer-reviewed physics journals. Once published, we will post them here.

9/1/2022  Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We completed the first working prototype of the electrical propellantless space propulsion system.
Currently working on the second iteration to increase the amount of force it generates.

6/07/2022 Company Update:

We got featured in Forbes 6/2022 in a 3 pages article.

4/30/2022  Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We received US patent for our electrical  propellantless propulsion

4/11/2022  Propellantless Space Propulsion Update:

We finally achieved a stable process for our electrical propellantless propulsion