Friday, April 09, 2010

Space Access 2010 - Lasermotive/Jordin Kare

Jordin Kare gave a brief history of the contest for climbing a ribbon using beamed power. He showed a picture of how they cooked hot dogs with their 4000 watt laser. It took four minutes.

He talked about some of the technical issues involved.

He showed a video of the winning run. I think the prize was $900,000!

He walked through a proposal of a 100 Megawatt launch system. The cost per launch would be very cheap. Jordin expect it would be about ten years before a first launch and maybe fifteen years before regular service.

The full agenda for Space Access 2010, with links

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