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RE: starship-design: the beamed power problem, again

>I beleave the english translation of the following; is that after about a
>year of 1G acceleration, the ships moving at near light speed.  Since the
>microwaves are moving at exactly lightspeed.  At some point the beam can't
>really catch up with the ship in time to be usefull.

And I suppose the red-shifting of the beam (relative to the ship) makes
it too weak to do any good, anyway.