Drivesat Relay

A drivesat relay or drivespace communications relay is an FTL communication system. It consists of a central space station that controls a network of dozens to hundreds of drivesats. Drivesats starfall into drivespace without changing position, causing them to almost immediately pop back into real space. During the few seconds they are submerged in drivespace, they send a burst of signals out to other drivesat relays located within 50 light years, and also receive and record any signals. Once back in real space, they transmit that information to the central space station, which processes the information and either sends it out on the next drivesat in it’s network to starfall to continue it’s way up a chain or if it has reached it’s destination it sends it to it’s final destination using in system transmissions such as mass transceivers, radio, or laser communications. Systems without drivesat relays must rely on free traders or regular scheduled data haulers to transfer information via FTL transport ships.

Drivesat Relay

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