On the stability of a space vehicle riding on an intense laser beam

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Popova, H.; Efendiev, M.; Gabitov, I.;
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

The Breakthrough Starshot Initiative is suggested to develop the concept of propelling a nano-scale spacecraft by the radiation pressure of an intense laser beam. If such a nanocraft could be accelerated to 20 percent of light speed, it could reach the vicinity of our n... View more
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