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Re: RE: Orbit B
- To: bmansur <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David <David@interworld.com>, hous0042 <email@example.com>, jim <firstname.lastname@example.org>, KellySt <KellySt@aol.com>, lparker <email@example.com>, rddesign <firstname.lastname@example.org>, stevev <email@example.com>, "T.L.G.vanderLinden" <T.L.G.vanderLinden@student.utwente.nl>, zkulpa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: RE: Orbit B
- From: Brian Mansur <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 05 Mar 96 23:15:00 PST
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To: bmansur; David; hous0042; jim; lparker; rddesign; stevev;
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.