Introduction Edit

A space laser is a type of orbital weapon, typically mounted on a satellite or a space station. The weapon itself consists of three main parts: a long housing to protect the stored energy and machinery, the actual batteries and machinery that make it work, and the business end that fires off the laser. On its own, a space laser has no directional control, meaning it has to be mounted on something that can move through space. Satellites and space stations are preferred to rockets and shuttles, since satellites and space stations orbit larger bodies, and can fire down onto the planet or moon.