Radio telescope with a looped animation

    Radio telescope with a looped animation v1.3

    Game version
    v0.202.87 (NO SYSTEMS)
    Ever felt that it's kinda weird that our stations are floating out there in the middle of empty interplanetary space, yet all of our communications equipment consists only of a few antenna poles or perhaps a few small satellite dishes?

    Ever felt that the otherwise flat and bland bottom surfaces of stations should feature something more interesting or eye-catching than just some minimal improvised decoration?

    Then here's the solution to your problems: a giant radio telescope with a dish 81 meters across!


    Just dock it anywhere on a station (or perhaps near a planetary homebase, when planets will be large enough to fit one), connect up a wireless controller, and enjoy the make-believe scienciness of it as it re-aligns itself once every 20 seconds (the first animation sequence too starts 20 seconds after first button push). And it has realistically slow rotations for reasons (no rail mass enhancers = no power needed = update-proof).

    *NOTE: Both the dish and the base structure rotate, like in the case of turrets, but there's also a third small entity at the bottom, to which the base is docked. All the logic for the looped animation is in this bottom pivot-like entity; you can control the whole thing from this pivot part. Enjoy!

    (Awesome stations using this radio telescope patent:
    Quasar E77 - The Mysterious Science Station
    Nuntius 818 - Interplanetary Comms Relay Outpost)

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    Author
    DeepspaceMechanic
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    5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

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    Great !
    its update proof except for an update that updates logic.
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Right! - Now THAT would be a nightmare. Gosh, the tons and tons of stuff that would need to be fixed... But realistically, it's unlikely. Thanks for the 5 stars :)