Orbital Unit in Beyond Earth
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- Utility satellite. Requires Orbital Networks technology, 2 Petroleum and 1 Titanium.
- Contacts Earth. +15% Science in cities in range.
- Lifespan: 60 turns
- Range: 1 tile
The Lasercom Satellite contains sophisticated communications equipment, which allows your colony to finally reestablish contact with Earth. As we know, this is a required step towards two victory types: the Emancipation and the Promised land victories. Besides that, of course, the satellite improves data exchange on the ground, which in turn boosts Science in affected cities.
The Lasercom Satellite is a highly-advanced tool, designed to facilitate near-lightspeed communication with planets in far-flung systems – in particular, with the planet Earth, humanity’s point of origin. It has the added benefit of utilizing its near-lightspeed capabilities to increase a colony's technological progress. Any city in possession of a Lasercom Satellite will find its Science increased.