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Orbital Networks
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Unlocks the Memetwork Wonder. Allows the Lasercom Satellite orbital unit.

"Seraphim, Cherubim, Devas, Fravashi, and Yakshas, extend thy arms to cover us, hear us and convey our prayer to the Lord Creator."

- Kavitha Thakur, Daily Devotionals for Comm Operators


Electronic communication networks on Earth underwent a phenomenal expansion when the first “commsat” (the Slavic Sputnik I) was placed in orbit in 1957 AD. Within a few decades dozens of telecommunications satellites were in geostationary, Molniya, elliptical and polar orbits around that planet. As the colonial settlements on this planet expanded across the globe, the need for orbital communication networks became vital. Engineers here perfected the free-space optical communication technology to handle the high volume of digital transmissions demanded by colonial administrations, militaries and civilians. Once in orbit, a laser N-slit interferometer allows high bit-rate transfers, with low bit-rate errors, making communication at light-speed possible with minimal “noise.”