posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 03:15 PM
Can someone explain to me how it works? I read somewhere while ago that there were/are plans to use laser propulsion to reach orbit, and that it is
more ecological than chemical propulsion. Now I don't understand how is such sytem suposed to work. I can imagine that solar sails could be
"pushed" by a laser beam instead of solar wind, but how could someone use laser beam to get a ship into the orbit_.
[edit on 23-2-2005 by longbow]