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Re: starship-design: Timothy's beamed power paper
On Wed, 23 Jul 1997 18:17:13 -0500 "L. Parker" <email@example.com>
>Why don't you try spinning the sail into shape? Ever seen a fisherman
>cast a throw net? He gives a little flick with his wrist to make it
This would work, but with the sail diameters I've seen, the centripetal
acceleration required to keep the sail relatively flat (thought it would
still present a convex face to the transmitter) will tear the sail apart.