Lightsailing, was Re: Solar sailing

From: J Corbally (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 16:54:53 MST

>Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:43:30 -0800
>From: "Michael M. Butler" <>
>Subject: Lightsailing, was Re: Solar sailing


>The terrific advantage of a lightsail over a heavier solar sail is that
>it can assume positions and take trajectories which are _not_ orbits.
>One could in principle hang a lightsail in geostationary position over
>New Jersey (five no-prize points to the first person to identify the
>obscure reference).

The "New Jersey Devil"?

No idea....


"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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