Although it occurred to me that if the ship was the source of the Laser for the laser "sails" Would this not slow the ship down?
Minutely; photon rockets are one of the worst forms in terms of thrust and the sails could be incredibly light.Although it occurred to me that if the ship was the source of the Laser for the laser "sails" Would this not slow the ship down?
Also it wouldn't necessarily have to keep it up. Throwing in some massive handwavium and magicking up a rocket capable of getting to near C without more fuel than the mass of the galaxy for most of the acceleration it's going slow enough to detect and avoid anything in the way.
Sorry it doesn't lol. We got side tracked onto this near light speed travel discussion because of my post here responding to this post.While your right on the acceleration and being able to dodge things, at least if they are detected sufficiently in advanced, and they likely would be. How does that pertain to FTL?
By all meansAlso with your permission I'm going to nic some of this conversation for my novel/setting