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starship-design: Re: Beamed Power (was: Perihelion Maneuver)
In a message dated 12/1/97 10:04:58 AM, email@example.com wrote:
>On Monday, December 01, 1997 2:03 AM, KellySt@aol.com
>> True, but since they can stay at home where normal ships can get at them
>> refuel them thats not as big a concern. Also the power sats don't have
>> light and easy to move.
>Umm, not only do you have to fuel the power sats but you have to fuel the
The power sats are solar powered.
>> The emiters don't really bother me. They are basically just big O'Neil
>> power sats, and their thrust might be easy to ofset by the solar sail
>> from their solar collectors. Keeping the beam cleanly focused into a
>> that the sail can get into and get balenced thrust from over widly varing
>> distences without refocusing is a bigger challege, and we'll probably
>> waste the vast bulk of the power outside of the central sweet spot the
>> needs to stay in (and that sweet spot will need to be far larger then the
>> sail) so its efficency will be terrible. But unless we come up with some
>> much better physics trics it seem about as good as we'll be able to
>BTW, it is totally unnecessary for the sats to be in phase if you are using
>a laser sail concept. You are simply delivering a concentrated replacement
>for sunlight, it doesn't even have to be monochromatic. I'm not familiar
>enough with your microwave concept to know if you NEED coherent microwave
>energy at the the receiving end.
I think for a maser sail the beam would need to be coherent, but I'm not
>> At least the fuel/sail system itself seems prety solid and relyable. No
>> tanks or unstable fuels. Pretty simple brute force tech.
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