[ExI] Trying for a minimum technical comment

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 20:17:16 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com>
>> This is one of the reasons I suggested he might want to
>> consider maybe possibly testing it on a small scale - say,
>> with a satellite that can (if all goes well) produce barely
>> measurable output at the ground - as an absolute
>> requirement before putting up the big one, rather than a
>> nice-to-have just because it wouldn't be part of said big
>> one.
> Been done.  Communication satellites produce an easily measurable
> output on the ground.  Have you never set up a satellite dish?

I meant, test the specific beam tracking & focusing mechanism
the large sat would use.  Comm sats don't try to focus their
output on one particular point.

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