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Re: Orbit B
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- Subject: Re: Orbit B
- From: KellySt@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 10 Mar 1996 14:13:52 -0500
> >what speed does the acceleration balance drag? Is this before or after the
> >sail is shredded?
> Only at very high c, probably far beyond 0.99c. I don't see any reason why
> the sail would brake if the pressure is equally divided.
You are going to be plowing into hudreds of tons of stuff per month. (Check
my Explorer page for math.) Given that it will be slaming into you at light
speed this could cause quite a bit of drag.