Re: Recycling solar sails

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 00:15:02 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> Spike 'dissed my 'dissing using the solar sail as a reflector with:
> > Suppose you have a solar sail that you wish to return to earth for
> > another load of something.

Oh yeah? Well I diss that too! {8^D Where did
we get that silly saying? Is that ebonics?

> Spike, I will grant you that you can reflect back "much" of the
> visible light (99% perhaps). But I am moderately sure that
> IR reflectance for most materials is much lower than visible
> reflectance.

Theres no need of philosophical debating of those matters
which can be reduced to a set of equations, which as you
know, are my favorite kinds of matters. We should be
able to get aholt of a data sheet on the reflective properties
of various materials, which will likely be useful somewhere
along the way in the space colonization sim. Ill be outta
town for a few days, but will likely be able to model this
when I get back. Later! spike

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