Wicked Lasers Builds a Laser Viewable from Space

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thetechchild

85 miles isn't space range! That'd be pathetic for an intergalactic weapon... Our moon is over two hundred thousand miles away from us, and it's still freaking orbiting!

That being said, I pity the companies who are bound to lose communications satellites and weather balloons from this toy. (Airspace object location? There's an app for that! Targeting systems? Well, I mean, I suppose you could use it for one... Why?) Cheap mobile technology + 1W lasers with 85 mile range = civilian armament (without gov't regulation!!)

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SodaAnt

Bullcrap. There's no way this laser can damage anything half a mile away, much less 85 miles away.

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szore

What is the purpose of this? Don't get me wrong, it's cool, but what would you do with it?

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al360ex

Astronaut : "Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here."

Houston : "This is Houston. Say again please."

Astronaut : "Houston, we've had a problem. We're under attack. Tranquility has just exploded. It was some kind of laser weapon. It punched a hole right through it. I've never seen anything like it."

Houston : "We're sending backup. Bruce Willis should be there within 24 hours. Hang in there. Houston out."

 

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Caboose

Tranquility? Did someone send the laser back to the late 60's?

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al360ex

Tranquility is the name of a module of the ISS. Google it.

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Caboose

Ah, that I wasn't aware of. Thanks.

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