Re: Laser as Reactionless Propulsion

Ishmael Abd-er-Rahman (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:36:51 -0700


On Thu, 22 Apr 1999 02:28:19   Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> wrote:
>> In a message dated 4/21/99 12:00:19 AM Central Daylight Time,
>> writes:
>> >
>> > The most efficient means to power a laser, or, anything, is
>> > matter-to-energy transformation. Again, this is barring
>> > extra-dimensional sources of power.
>Once again, this is a bit off. The current most efficient means to power
>a laser uses conventional explosives. You can use this two ways:
>a) use the explosives as part of an atom bomb that is the engine for an
>x-ray laser.
>b) There is a new power source that one of the Russian Institutes just
>sold to the US military which uses a small charge of conventional
>explosives to generate 1 megawatt for a tiny fraction of a second. They
>are evaluating it now for space defense weapons use. Don't know the
>technology behind it.
>Spike? Any ideas?
Is it Cold Fusion?
>Mike Lorrey
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