Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ground Based Laser Cannon

Coming with another grand technology news update; a land based laser canon to fry those pesky debris coming from space. READ NOWWW
Space debris is becoming a widespread problem for many nations as more and more countries are sending satellites and such. They are clogging up the atmosphere and posing up a risk to everything that leaves and enters earth..... 

But with every problem there is a solution and this time, a land based laser canon is that solution. The idea is that the canon would shoot put a laser much like those US Army projects, and fry the pesky space junk into nothing. Couple weeks ago the remains of a non functioning satellite came crashing down on earth and no one or anything could do a thing about it. The pieces fell into unguided lands and whatever it decided to crash into was in tough luck. Obviously this this sort of stuff can be left alone and something must be done about it. If it only keeps on increasing and piling on into our atmosphere then what of the future.


The way this would work is the heat from the laser would aim at the junk hurling down at thousands of mile per hour and vaporize it on contact while in trajectory. The basic process would be a chemical -plasma like combustion formed by the laser allowing it to create enough power to completely vaporize any space debris.The Authors of this proposal argue there are some set backs to this program mainly due to the other uses this could be set to complete. Mainly it is that if during a time on conflict, they may be used as weapons to target enemy satellites and such. The plan is to use this as a benefit for all not as a weapon therefor this is causing some issues to get it completely approved. 
Overall it is a great proposal to secure our atmosphere that poses a risk to our space advancement and many nations alike. I mean if the US Military already has such laser weapons in their disposal, I'm sure they have something much more powerful that what this laser could so about the claim of this being as weapon cant really hold up. Lets see how this prosal ends up as in the near future. 


Sources : Wired, Popsci, NASA

16 comments:

Publius said...

Damn dude, reminds me of the battles on Hoth in Empire Strikes Back lol... awesome!

Legitcheater said...

god damn this is revolutionary

The Daily Beatz said...

33 Foot Telescope? Damn that's unreal.

Dallv. said...

laser cannons are nice!

kassim said...

Well that much closer to light sabers and using the force. Well atleast it cost millions to shoot so no t much chance it is used in combat.

Give Everything said...

oh future, we'd arrived!

Andy said...

Austin Powers 2....

Anonymous said...

this is a necessity, space debris is becoming a widespread problem

MUFCfollowers said...

Wow, this really is like a a space war type weapon, I agree it will meet with a lot of detractors and pacifists alike. The implications of such a powerful device are huge and may result in a space-arms race.

Magnum said...

That's some true Star Wars stuff, really. I didn't know that they actually continued researches in that field of laser technology. I heard about Russian prototype laser tanks from '80s and Chinese laser-blinding technology, but this... hitting steroids from ground - it's unbelievable.

Deso said...

That looks deadly.

Mobias said...

This makes me wish I had a laser cannon in my backyard....

kelly slater said...

nice post..

gog said...

totally.freakin.awesome.

Sledgehammer1004 said...

Your stuff........just blew my mind

Anonymous said...

so im guessing this could in turn be weaponized in some sort

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