Re: minsky vs solar sails

Rik van Riel (
Sat, 24 Jul 1999 18:10:20 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 24 Jul 1999, Ross A. Finlayson wrote:

> Solar sails are good. When they are far from the sun (a towed
> sun? elliptical speculation...) then they could shed or fold the
> sails, deploy Bussard ramjet, and then scoop interstellar
> hydrogen.

Use a ramjet and scoop interstellar hydrogen? It sounds interesting, basically because I can't visualize how it works...

Does anybody have a URL where I can see how these things are supposed to work?

Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.

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