Re: Launch Technology

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Sun Jan 21 2001 - 16:38:11 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> I am convinced we need to develop some means of keeping
> all the energy on the ground, transmitting it to the rising rocket
> by means of laser. The infrastructure for doing this is being
> developed in the form of weaponry: ground based lasers and
> airborne lasers. In some form those weapons will be used to heat
> propellant to lift rockets. I just dont know how yet. spike

You mean the "lightcraft" approach currently being tested? ^_-

I'm considering this for my launcher business plan as an alternate to
plasma fuels. Plasma would be better as an end goal, since it allows
faster beyond-Earth transit, but perhaps lightcrafts would make a good
first stage to quickly get an income stream with which to develop high
powered plasma...

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