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Breakthrough Starshot
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Actually, I believe the issue you raise falls under what they refer to as 'policy issues' (possibly with just a dash of understatement). Smile

That said, such an array could damage/destroy satellites and probably the space station (and aircraft if they were so foolish as to pass overhead), but would be useless against ground based targets (and space based potential targets could be avoided with a mix of proper scheduling of launches and proper orbital parameters so that they don't pass over the array). Given that this system seems to be predicated on being used before humans have any significantly greater presence in space than we do now, there might be fewer of these issues (in principle) than we might think at first blush.

Todd
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Breakthrough Starshot - by PortalHunter - 04-13-2016, 10:28 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by PortalHunter - 04-13-2016, 10:33 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by giulio - 04-17-2016, 02:49 PM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by stevebowers - 04-18-2016, 07:31 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by Drashner1 - 04-18-2016, 07:57 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by iancampbell - 04-21-2016, 07:25 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by Drashner1 - 04-21-2016, 10:23 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by giulio - 04-23-2016, 03:49 PM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by stevebowers - 04-21-2016, 04:05 PM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by QueElEs - 04-21-2016, 04:13 PM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by stevebowers - 04-21-2016, 08:23 PM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by QueElEs - 04-22-2016, 03:57 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by iancampbell - 04-23-2016, 06:22 PM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by Ace009 - 05-07-2016, 07:22 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by stevebowers - 05-07-2016, 07:41 AM
RE: Breakthrough Starshot - by iancampbell - 05-08-2016, 03:19 AM

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