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starship-design: Re: Moon/asteroid/frame

Kelly replied:

>>>Photo recoil is a concern given the power levels were talking about, but
>>>that assumes the transmitters aren't massive.
>>Indeed, even an asteroid 1000 times heavier than the ship will be pushed too
>>much, only if we use real moons recoil isn't a problem.
>>All in all I would think a frame with lasers and photocells (or whatever)
>>would do the best job, another advantage of frames is that there is hardly a
>>size limit...
>Given Rex was talking about arrarys hudreds of thousands of miles across, I
>think a fixed structure is a no-go.

Why can't it be a fixed frame? I don't see a problem about it.