In a recent private correspondence with Dr. Martin Tajmar, the principle investigator of the ESA study, he called attention to a recent version of his publication stating that results do compare favorably with independent tests obtained by the Canterbury Ring Laser Group and data from the Gravity-Probe B satellite. All “background noise” analyzed so far are at least 3 orders of magnitude below the observed phenomenon.
Other sources close to this research say that there are two other soon-to-be-announced advances. First, a Japanese research team is currently engaged in replicating the results from Tajmar’s original study. Second, discussions have taken place between Tajmar and the team of Walter Dröscher and Jochem Hauser of the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Wissenschaft in Austria. Dröscher and Hauser are proponents of the EHT (Extended Heim Theory) theorizing gravity particles as the basis for artificial gravity. In 2007 the two proposed a reconfiguration of Tajmar’s experiment for advanced propulsion systems from artificial gravitational fields. A combined research publication between all three is expected during the first half of 2008.