3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 11:33 AM by offthewall2 RSS

[Theory] Interplanetary Laser Transponder

offthewall2

So we know a transponder looks like this (navcard):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/407_Transponder.jpg

 

A transponder tower for communicating with aircraft looks like this (TOB is a little different):

http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/784500/784798_5dc9_1024x2000.jpg

 

I was browsing around and I came aross this document:

http://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/lw11/docs/degnan.pdf

 

Then I got the idea that the Tower of Babble is intending on firing these beams into space and not back to earth. Since we don't have the correct navcard the, the tower doesn't know where to fire the beams and they are just coming back to earth. The towers use might be to maintain connection with another laser transponder that's located in space or on another planet. Once we have the correct navcard for the interplanetary laser transponder we should be able to speak to Richtofen or Maxis at will. This seems like a possibility since nobody knows what the beams are for.