Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 25 May 2000 22:25:59 -0700

>>Just don't expect those mirrors to make it....
>I don't know if they're as vunerable as we might initially think. I don't
>know how heat resistant they'd be, but they must be tremendously strong.
>Consider that they're a 40km long panel, attached at one extreme end while
>the other end is under several Gs of acceleration. It seems like they would
>have to be very strong order to remain rigid under that much stress.

Not to mention all the meteorites they'd have to withstand without the
benefit of having the atmosphere burn them off into tiny rocks or nothing.


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