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

At 3:48 PM 9/4/96, David Levine wrote:
>If you are decellerating into the beam, you make sure the people
>providing the beam are putting out a "red" enough beam so
>that when it shifts up, it's okay.
>>Ah, if you try to decel into a microwave beam.  How much blue shift would
>>you get at what speeds?  Could you blue shif the beam to the point it would
>>pass through the mesh of the microwave sail?

Can you get a maser transmitter to red shift that far?  How much drift can
you take?  You have to assume a bit of uncertainty of the ships incoming
speed given it might be a light year or two out.


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