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Re: New idea Laser launcher/scoop systems
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- Subject: Re: New idea Laser launcher/scoop systems
- From: KellySt@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 10 Mar 1996 18:09:25 -0500
> >> So in short, you use a accelerator build up from several loose cannons
> >> 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.