No, you just want to talk about your likes and thats not how any forum works.
You didn´t think it to the end and you make assumptions that are not correct.
So my on the fly thoughts for you:
The further your space vehicle goes, the more complicated will be the aiming of the laser.
If you want to power a spacecraft with a laser, this laser must be high energy.
You have to aim at the converter so if you want to turn your vehicle, you need converters everywhere, not to talk about what happens if the spacecraft
gets a tiny drift or the station laser just wobbles a bit, you could kill your vehicle with that laser.
Next thing, as you should know, earth rotates (surprise surprise) so you would need that laser station in space.
Hm, hardly makes sense anymore, because the spacecraft could be powered the same way the laser station will. Solar power.
Next is that mass in space should be no problem once accelerated it will keep the speed, minus little meteors slowing it down and extern gravity from
other planets. It only gets a problem when you accelerate or deaccelerate or if you have to get it behind the orbit from earth.
Also, someone said already that the conversion is a heavy loss road. I don´t know exact numbers but I work with lasers at work sometimes (optical,
not cutting) and they are not good when you look at the energy spend. Actually have to look at input/output to give you any number.
It sounds cool, but is totally ineffective.
edit on 18-7-2012 by verschickter because: (no reason given)