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Re: New idea Laser launcher/scoop systems
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- Subject: Re: New idea Laser launcher/scoop systems
- From: T.L.G.vanderLinden@student.utwente.nl (Timothy van der Linden)
- Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 17:40:06 +0100
>> 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.
OK, one thing though, wouldn't the aiming of the laser-tugs not be too
diffucult? You need to aim with several meter accuracy on an object moving
with velocities ranging upto 0.3c