Re: Is this a new cheap way to get material into space?

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 21:49:55 MST

Adrian Tymes wrote:

> Standard Idea Question: So, what obvious fallacy am I missing in the
> above? ^_^;

The obvious fallacy is that you have to lift your energy source. For chemical
rockets, the reaction mass is also the energy source, so I do not think you can
beat them. If you have a means to deliver energy to the craft from either the
ground or space based beams, there may be some usefulness. (We have discussed
beam power rockets here many times.)


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