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Re: New idea Laser launcher/scoop systems

> >> So in short, you use a accelerator build up from several loose cannons
in a
> >> path spaced through our Solar system.
> >
> >Cannons?  I don't follow.

> I assumed the tugs where a laser cannons.

> >> Changing the distances between accelerations may decrease the mean
> >> acceleration but not the instant acceleration. I think it is the latter
> >> that we need to be concerned about.
> >
> >No, the canisters would be undergoing contiuous boost for the entire
> >track.  (Well, their might be a secound or two gap when one laser tug hand
> >off to the next.)

> Oh, I thought that every tug/cannon ignited a new 
> explosion. After such an explosion, it would take 
> a few seconds to cool (or to dillute the plasma)
> before a new explosion could take place.

No, a cycle of pulses has some advantages over a continuous burn, but eiather
way would work. Given the power levels were assuming I think you could assume
the reaction material would be contiuously boiling off.