Navigational Satellite

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Navigation Satellite
Also see
Cost Cr35,000
Size 300.0 liters
Type Communications Gear
Tech Level TL–9
Weight 100.0 kg
TBD

A Navigational Satellite is a small satellite placed in synchronous orbit over the hemisphere where exploration is taking place.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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