Re: Recycling solar sails

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 22:08:31 MST

If you are going on a one way trip, the sails will become useless at some
distance away from the sun (or the lasers, as they disperse). If you're
making a trip to another solar system, you could then reel the sails in,
grind them up, and use them as propellant. This would dictate what type of
material you can make the sails out of.
The idea is that they're light, so the better designed they are, the less
propellant they would provice, but it would be something.

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