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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

    Jan 16, 2005
    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:


    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

    Mar 20, 2004
    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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