Satellites (Civ4)

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Satellites - 6000 Beaker

A technology introduced in Vanilla
Required techs Radio & Rocketry
Leads to Composites (with Plastics)
Fiber Optics (with Computers)
Units enabled None
Buildings enabled SS Docking Bay
Era Modern
  • Makes the world map visible

-Sputnik I


Satellites reveals the world map. It lets you build the SS Docking Bay spaceship part and enables construction of the Space Elevator wonder.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

Artificial satellites are spacecraft that maintain an orbit around a celestial body. What differentiates an orbit from other types of space flight is it doesn't require any additional propulsion. Satellites can hold a number of different orbits. One type is a polar orbit, which causes the spacecraft to pass over the north and south poles. Another is an equatorial orbit, which causes the satellite to circle the Earth's equator. The farther the orbit from the surface of the earth, the longer it takes to complete a circuit of the earth. If the vessel uses an equatorial orbit at a distance of 22,300 miles from Earth, it can achieve geo-synchronous orbit, which causes the satellite to remain stationary over a specific area.

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