Navigational Satellite

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Navigation Satellite
Type Communications Gear
Tech Level TL–9
Cost Cr35,000
Size 300 liters
Weight 100 kg

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 meter.

A small nuclear power plant provides over a year of operation without servicing, and the satellite can be retrieved and used over and over.

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.

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