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Re: starship-design: Tugs


>>>But the ship is (in my Fuel/Sail idea) 1/400th the weight of the sail.  So
>>>the ship's weight is probably not enough to stablize the sail.
>>The weight difference only modifies the speed at which changes can be made.
>>Indeed of the imbalances in the sail occur faster than then they can be
>>corrected, then we are in trouble.
>>But thinking about this, why did you want to make the sail so heavy? Why not
>>just put all that fuel in tank sattached to the ship and make the sail as
>>light as possible?
>The sail was made out of the fuel.  Figured spreding it out would maximize
>the surface area for the collectors.

Ah yes. I must have missed that before...