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1 February 2000 Japanese activity on laser applications in space
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Proceedings Volume 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II; (2000)
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
This paper reviews the Japanese activity of the laser application in space. The features of lunar energy network system) are shown. The design target is to get an innovative energy transfer system using laser. This project consists of four phases; fundamental technology development, high power laser, energy transfer from space and lunar energy park concept. The recent results of LOTV (Laser Orbit Transfer Vehicle concept) by advanced space propulsion investigation committee are shown. The target is to realize the low cost space transportation system using laser ablation. Due to this LOTV network, the transportation cost can be reduced to less than one twenty-fifth of the current cost.
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Yoshiharu Tsujikawa, Kazuo Imasaki, Masayuki Niino, Yoshinari Minami, and Yoshio Hatsuda "Japanese activity on laser applications in space", Proc. SPIE 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II, (1 February 2000);

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