The International Space Station could be getting a laser cannon! Space.com reports that the ISS “could one day get armed with a laser to shoot down orbiting debris…[or] space junk”. It reported that they might use a Coherent Amplification Network (CAN) laser.
“The CAN laser consists of many small lasers working together to generate a single powerful beam.”
This sounds very much like the Death Star!!!
A couple of amazing moonsets from astronaut Terry W. Virts aboard the International Space Station.
My question is: does the slight trajectory to the right mean these were taken in the northern hemisphere just above the equator or are the apparent trajectories associated with the motion of the ISS? Any answers appreciated below.