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Re: RE: Orbit B

From: KellySt
To: bmansur; David; hous0042; jim; lparker; rddesign; stevev; 
T.L.G.vanderLinden; zkulpa
Subject: Re: RE: Orbit B
Date: Tuesday, March 05, 1996 11:51PM

> >Just to complicate things.  The mirror is moring at a high fraction of 
> >speed of light.  So relatavistic distortion will distort the beam, 
> >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 shift will eat power from the beam.

This this brutal.  We've got a lot of work to do on these designs.  See my 
mirrors round three paper.