A Navigational Satellite is a small satellite placed in synchronous orbit over the hemisphere where exploration is taking place.
It provides moment-by-moment information on the precise location of a tracking unit on the ground with an accuracy of 1.0 meter or less.
A small nuclear power plant provides over a year of operation without servicing, and the satellite can be retrieved and used over and over.
History & Background (Dossier)
For twice the size and price listed below, the satellite can relay the tracking unit (which would then include a TV-like viewscreen) to a plot projected on an accurate map of the region, which is created by the satellite through a combination of laser and radar mapping techniques.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 63.
- Frank Chadwick, Dave Nilsen. Traveller: The New Era (Game Designers Workshop, 1993), 346.
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science