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Re: Laser Aperture Size

Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39 wrote:

> At 11:35 AM 3/15/96, Kevin C Houston wrote:

> >it would generate ~1 G of Decell as long as you stayed above ~.93 of C.
> >then it drops off rapidly until it accounts for less than .1Garound .88
> >of C.  Please Note that this is for a solid sail, and not for a mesh.  a

> Why didn't you follow up on, or talk more about this?  Whats the dragdrop off?

It sounds like the decelleration is miniscule
at fairly high speeds (0.5c) where we'd still
need a bunch more decelleration.

David Levine
Application Engineer
InterWorld Technology Ventures, Inc.