Beam-powered propulsion



noun

a class of propulsion mechanism that beams energy beamed to a spacecraft or other machine from a remote power source
Examples

Beam-powered propulsion allows space machines and robots to be recharged from a distance.
Word Origin

1964
Usage Note

also beam-powered technology

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