I received this latest email from Brian Turner, captain of the Kansas City Space Pirates:
“We just completed another round of testing with the TRUMPF laser. Although not without problems the important tests were successful.
The most important test was the full range 1km power beam. This test was successful and even exceeded expectations. Beaming useful amounts of power 1km is something that few have done. I can’t say yet exactly how much power we beamed, but enough to make our 5 meters per second goal.
A scientific milestone has been passed.
KC Space Pirates”
5 m/s over a full kilometer would make for some GREAT footage…