Mike Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wrote:
> Gee John, if that's the solution, why aren't IRVs already painted white?
Because up to now nobody has been dumb enough to deploy a LASER
system to shot down ICBM warheads, if somebody does the other side
will have to visit the paint department of Home Depot. It's just physics,
you need a much more powerful light to burn up white things than black
>The first generation SBL (Space Based Laser) is designed to destroy a
> missile in boost phase
It's nuts! Space based Lasers are large expensive and delicate, I estimate their
life expectancy in the next war to be about 4 minutes. All you need is a bucket
of bolts or even sand launched in the same orbit but moving in the opposite direction.
The sand would be coming at your Laser at about 11 miles a second, per mass that
would provide 120 times the energy of the best anti tank canon in the US arsenal.
John K Clark email@example.com
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Oct 12 2001 - 14:39:50 MDT