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Re: RE: Orbit B
> >Just to complicate things. The mirror is moring at a high fraction of the
> >speed of light. So relatavistic distortion will distort the beam, mirror,
> >and apparent space.
> What do you mean by that last paragraph? What kind of
> relativistic distortions are you talking about?
Relativistic speeds cause visual distortions of the space around the ship.
Effectivly every thing appears to compress to a rainbow of doppler shifted
stars around the ship. So seeing, and aiming at the ship would get tricky.
And of course the dopler shit will eat power from the beam.