Are laser-powered spacecraft just a s...

Are laser-powered spacecraft just a shot in the dark?

There are 1 comment on the Scientific American story from Feb 23, 2009, titled Are laser-powered spacecraft just a shot in the dark?. In it, Scientific American reports that:

Nearly a decade ago, Leik Myrabo shared with Scientific American readers his vision for the future of space travel: a "LightCraft" pushed out to the stars by a pulsed infrared laser beam from the ground or ...

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#1 Mar 10, 2009
Myrabo contends that he will be able to launch small iSats with lasers in about 5 years. After $1 million in funding to test at White Sands from the USG, followed by other VC funding in recent months, Myrabo is optimistic.

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