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Re: starship-design: Massively Distributed Computing for SETI

"L. Parker" wrote:

> This means we must know the exact speed, course and distance of the sail at
> all times, constantly update the targeting data for the sail, the beam
> source, and the sail's destination, all in four dimensions, one of which has
> at least one harmonic component if not two to compute a continually changing
> target solution and frequency solution for the beam.
> Any way we approach this, the solution is going to be compute intensive, and
> it involves many of the same types of calculations being done by the SETI
> team, which was why I found the article so interesting.
> Lee
This may be true but the beam's does not need to updated that much, I guess
once a minute and that is mostly with the feq of the beam.

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