Gram-scale StarChip components | 4 processors

Jun 06, 2017 02:56 Robert Clark Posted on: Breakthrough Initiatives

Don't know where to put this but I think it should also be investigated using self-assembly in space to get large spacecraft.

The problem is small craft have a good area to volume ratio, and with volume as a proxy for mass, a good area to mass ratio. This is important for getting a high acceleration due to light pressure.

However, one way to maintain the high area to volume(mass) ratio for a large craft would to keep the large craft very thin, just as thin as the small craft. The large mass is obtained by area dimension large.

Bob Clark

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