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Re: OK, here the right calculus (I hope)
- To: KellySt@aol.com
- Subject: Re: OK, here the right calculus (I hope)
- From: Kevin C Houston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 08:14:54 -0600 (CST)
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> > If it's not too much trouble, can you figure this for
> > a constant maser beam How much extra RM will we need?
> > A decreasing maser beam is possible, it's only a time
> > delay calculation, but a constant beam would solve
> > some engineering problems
> Don't wory. Most of the beam wount hit the sail/collector anyway. If you
> want less beam, furl in the sail a little.
Hey Kelly! that's a great idea. =8-)
Ok Tim, never mind. Kelly's solution is much more elegant than the one I
was thinking of using. This way earth sends a constant maser beam, and
we decrease our collection of it as the need arises.
hmm... must do some more thinking. Main problem now is how to make a
sail/collector big enough and light enough to catch the energy, while
having it be strong enough to withstand the forces. %^|