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Author:  Þórgrímr [ 29 Nov 2005 12:16 ]
Post subject:  Wonders and Buildings

This thread is for buildings and wonders for the mod.

Author:  Þórgrímr [ 29 Nov 2005 12:21 ]
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Here is the background for a UE/Federation wonder I had in mind.

Early Subspace Relay Network

In 2071, a technological exchange with the Vulcans, who were working on a subspace communication system for their own fleet of science vessels, introduced Earth scientists to a new alloy (with the trade name Vulcanium) for use in subspace antenna coils which considerably increased signal fidelity, at least for frequencies in the kilohertz range.

In 2094, the Siemens-Bell consortium built Argus, a 800-MW subspace transmitter/receiver, outside Berlin to provide real-time communication (or at least with acceptable delays) with spacecraft within the Sol system. By 2100, a network of such stations had been established throughout the solar system; by correlating the received signals the range of communications could be increased to 2 ly.

Efforts in the following years focused on establishing a relay network between the major inhabited planets. Earth and Alpha Centauri I were linked in 2112, and Earth and Vulcan were linked in 2120. By 2132 this network of ground-based transmitters and deep-space signal boosters was completed and connected Earth with the Inner and Outer Colonies and with her allies Vulcan, Andor, and Tellar. These early subspace signals could travel at nearly warp 8, much faster than the ships of the time, which were barely capable of reaching warp 2. Interstellar communication was now possible in a matter of hours or days rather than years.

My first thoughts for it is to boost the speed of ships by one, and is made obsolete later on.

Information provided by the Starfleet Museum and Masao Okazaki

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