Chris Beilby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 13:09:30 -0800
Prabal Nandy wrote:
> > > Well, there _ARE_ TV guided missiles and drones even _today_ so one must
> > TV guided missiles still rely on a signal between the launching platform and
> Not necessarily.
> > the missile. A signal that could be disrupted by M-particles...
> Sure, if you need a signal!
> Besides, it's been stated explicitly that M-particles don't block visual
> radiation. I can buy a $9 laser-pointer from "Target" and stick that on
> the end of a missile and have it always pointing at the mothership and
> 'burst downloading' data as it flies.
> But that isn't really necessary. Just use a "Space Tomahawk" given an
> image of its target to hit!
Perhaps, but remember how much beam scatter that there is with lasers. Plus, the
firing platform has to remain absolutely still or it loses signal and control...
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