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RE: starship-design: Timothy's beamed power paper


>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.

It was just an idea, although on reflection, the torque on the central hub might be an even bigger problem.

Lee Parker

                                                          (o o)
Bohr moved in atomic circles while Schrodinger waved and Heisenberg