Laser Shoot-Down

London’s Daily Telegraph reports on successful tests by the US to shoot down drone aircraft using lasers. I believe they are using the same sorts of infrared lasers that were used in the Space Elevator Games to power climbers up 1000 meters of cable last year. There is not much reason that these could not be used just as effectively against satellites, it seems to me. But it would probably violate international treaties to test that.

Here is a Flash video of one of the shoot-downs…

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1 Response to Laser Shoot-Down

  1. Kellie says:

    Wow, insane footage! Definitely wouldn’t suggest pissing off the PTB…

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