Beamed Energy Propulsion for Practical Interstellar Flight


G.A. Landis (1999), JBIS52, 420-423

Refcode: 1999.52.420

At the recent workshop on Robotic Interstellar Exploration, a group was formed to analyze potential beamed power systems for interstellar exploration. Three “strawman” missions were proposed, culminating in a practical interstellar flyby. In addition, a “roadmap” of near-term missions to develop the technology was proposed.