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Old August 28 2012, 12:51 AM   #261
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Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?

Timo wrote: View Post
...Why assume the Yorktown would be in interstellar space, though?

manufacture hundreds of square kilometers of solar sail
One might suppose that future technologies capable of creating this surface area would also result in it being stowable. That is, the sail would be sitting in some corner of a cargo hold, in a cube measuring about two meters per side, and just waiting to be thrown overboard and pumped up with electric charge to force a neat and tidy unfold.

Timo Saloniemi
Interesting thought but not in this case.

YORKTOWN CAPTAIN: (on viewscreen) Our systems engineers are trying to deploy a makeshift solar-sail. We have high hopes that this will, if successful, generate power to keep us alive.
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