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Solar powered weapon in action

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Tim, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    The idea of unfurling solar panels in orbit to collect power and then beam down to Earth has been suggested many a time. This sort of power has risks if used as a weapon though, and the communications link to it must be 100$ secure to avoid it being hacked and used for destruction (if not used by the powers that put it up there)

    Here is a unit on the planet used to effect:

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    That is a Fresnel Mirror https://www.google.com.sa/search?ch...alemoon:en-US:official&safe=off&spell=1&cad=h
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    But a space based solar collector wouldn't deflect the suns rays to Earth like a mirror, it would transmit the converted energy in a different form and transmit that.
     

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