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Re: Orbit B
> Anyway for the system to work the beam reflectors would need to hold place
> for years. Which orbital mechanics wouldn't allow.
> The problem of the beam push on the other hand is critical, and I'm surprised
> I didn't think of this (maybe this cold is worse than I think?). The
> reflectors would be boosting at 10 m/s/s from the beam. FGorget about orbits.
> You won't even say in the star system!
Which is why i proposed building the tmaser array on a small innersystem
planet. (like mercury)
> Follwing the beam might be possible if the angular change was minimal. But
> given the high speeds and accelerations involved I'm suspicious.
but of ourse the angular change would be very minimal if you are talking
about a circle the size of mecury's orbit and a length of twelve light years
so actually, the best orbit for the maser array is the closest one you