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Simple walkthrough of transferred momentum technique

Step by step sequence of transferred momentum. Step 1  Solar sail  propelled “Bricks” are launched to LEO.  “Bricks” are small <30kg and can accelerate from photons at a rate of ~200 m/s per month at Mars, ~460 m/s per month at Earth and ~1440 m/s per month at Venus distances from the Sun.  Functional equivalent average from Earth to Mars is 280 m/s per month.  This corresponds to a real world acceleration of 0.175 mm/s^2 which is very conservative. Step 2  “Bricks” deploy solar sails and navigate to 104 unique positions so that they will be at the correct position
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