Article | November 10, 2016

Concept For High-Speed Interstellar Travel With Directed Energy Includes Hexapod Platform

Source: PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
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Concept For High-Speed Interstellar Travel With Directed Energy Includes Hexapod Platform

Researchers at the University of California are exploring the concept of a new interstellar drive system that could accelerate a small spacecraft close to the speed of light. The technique involves laser light as the driving force, and a PI H-824 hexapod 6-axis positioning platform carrying a 19 element laser phased array. To learn more about this new concept, download the full blog article.