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Re: Space Geography

From: Indy <indy.kochte@g...>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:12:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Space Geography

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On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Tamsin Piper <> wrote:

> Another consideration to be accounted for is for the detection to be
> communicated by the sensor arrays to sentient recipients, which is
> likely to be at light speed. Unmanned sensor arrays are likely to be
> positioned such that there aren't (m)any blind spots in system, with
> built in redundancy (multiple sensor arrays with overlapping scan
> areas and communication lines to the sentient presence).
> [...]
> As others have said, the chances are that you will be detected
> regardless of where you "jump in". The real issue is how quickly the
> detection will occur. Once in system both sides will be limited by
> the speed of light in determining where your/their forces are - as
> you approach your target the information on both sides will get
> closer to "real time location".

This, of course, presumes you do not muddy the waters with FTL
communications. If the findings that were announced at CERN yesterday do
indeed pan out (
then you get to muck up future tech with FTL comms (not to mention FTL
travel - in system or no depends on genre and PSB). That can get messy


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