Re: go interceptors!

From: John Clark (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 10:39:01 MDT

Trask, Robert E <> Wrote:

> If it were that easy (bolts? sand?) why would you need the lasers in the first place.

Because your LASER battle station is in orbit so you know where it will be at time X
thanks to Mr. Newton, an ICBM is not and you don't.

>Whadya gonna do, toss 'em from the ISS, and then put little rockets in them
>to line them up in a proper orbit.

Why in the name of all that's holy would I launch it from the ISS??
That's about the worst place I can think of.

>Run a calculation to figure out the energy required to get any amount of
>mass going in a 'retrograde' orbit. You'd pay for a couple of Space Lasers
>just getting a bucket of bolts heading in that direction.

OK, now you're just being silly.

    John K Clark

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