The Solar Flare System (also known as the Solar System (ソーラ・システム?)) is a weapon from Mobile Suit Gundam. An improved version known as Solar System II appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.
The Solar System was a strategic weapon used by the Earth Federation Forces in their attack on the space fortress Solomon. Like the weapon devised by the ancient inventor Archimedes, an array of mirrors focused the sun's light into a single devastating point, capable of carving through solid rock. The Solar System consisted of four million individually adjustable mirrors, computer-coordinated to form an immense lens tens of kilometers across.
A refined version of the Solar System, the Solar System II, was deployed by the Earth Federation Forces in an attempt to stop the Delaz Fleet from dropping a colony on Earth in U.C. 0083. It consists of only 408,000 mirrors, but thanks to improved materials and more sophisticated control software, its destructive power is equal to that of the original.
- GundamOfficial :: Universal Century :: Glossary :: Technology. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. “Solar Flare System”
- GundamOfficial :: Universal Century :: Glossary :: Technology. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. “Solar System II”