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Submission + - Photonic Laser Thruster: Earth to Mars in a Week (newsedge.com)

serutan writes: "Using lasers to drive spaceships has been a subject of interest for many years, but making a photonic engine powerful enough for practical use has been elusive. Dr. Young Bae, a California physicist, has built a demonstration Photonic Laser Thruster that produces enough thrust to micro-maneuver a satellite. This would be useful in high-precision formation flying, such as using a fleet of satellites to form a space telescope with a large virtual aperture. Scaled up, a similar engine could speed a spacecraft to Mars in less than a week."
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Photonic Laser Thruster: Earth to Mars in a Week

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