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

At 2:29 PM 9/4/96, David Levine wrote:
>>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.

Down grades your microwaves down to radio or something.  ;)


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