Disasters and Recovery

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_freegate.com>
Date: Mon Jan 18 16:05:28 1999

Somebody wrote:

>> Jupiter's moons are nowhere near far enough away for this. Radio waves
>> travel at the speed of light. I'm not sure how far away jupiter is, but
>> it's a lot less than 1 light year.

Ok, so we contact NASA and get them to launch a probe with solar escape
velocity, perhaps we can launch it straight "up" relative to the plane of
the ecliptic. This device has only one mission which is to act as a
regenerating receiver, regenerate the digital signal it receives, add new
ECC codes and resend it straight back where it came from. Every year the
"loop" would have the ability to carry more information. We would probably
want it to be nuclear powered as that would help with longevity.

Received on Mon Jan 18 1999 - 16:05:28 GMT

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