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*To*: "'starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu'" <starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu>*Subject*: RE: starship-design: the beamed power problem, again*From*: David Levine <David@InterWorld.com>*Date*: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 14:29:10 -0400*Reply-To*: David Levine <David@InterWorld.com>*Sender*: owner-starship-design

>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. -David

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