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    Default solving stability problems with light sails in a laser beam



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    Default Re: solving stability problems with light sails in a laser beam

    Can't help but wonder how a laser beam, being a quite focused coherent beam of light, could miss its target of a light-sail which is a fairly large target. If the laser was on a planetary base and the light-sail was, for example, 5 au distant well....hmm...yeah I may have just answered my own question. : cs:
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