Centauri Dreams discusses how applying Devon Crowe space bubble ideas with nanotechnology could fully enable the ideas of Robert Forward for interstellar solar sails.
The prior article about Devon Crowe’s space bubble concepts.
Prior article on the state of solar sails
Prior article on putting the brakes on laser mirror solar sails
Article on laser mirror solar sails for going to Mars
Article on laser mirror solar sails and photonic propulsion
Another way to deploy quite large solar sails is with magnetic inflation but the bubble system seems able to go larger.
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