Posted by Lieutenant Keval Vras (Chief Engineer) in Main Sim - Arrival
“What if we launch a series of probes into low orbit? Could we use them to boost our comm signal down to the surface?” Max asked out loud, not to anyone in particular. He was a bit worried though, as there was no good backup plan if things went wrong. They could lose all direct communication with the surface, and not be able to beam the team out if things went sideways. It was not a good situation to be in.
Cmdr. Harkness - XO
Lieutenant Garth hobbled onto the bridge and waved a hand to dismiss Cadet Taurean to meet the away team in the shuttle bay. “It’s certainly worth a try, Commander,” he grunted in response to Harkness, “but the storms would likely disable any probes we sent down relatively quickly. I suppose we could just keep launching more if it comes down to it, but that seems like more of a temporary fix rather than a long-term one.” The tellarite took his position at the science terminal, pulling up schematics for any probes the Challenger might have aboard to see if they could be useful despite the raging storms below.
(Lt. Garth, CSO)
Meanwhile, Keval started turning back to his Engineering station. “I’ll meet you at the shuttle bay in a moment, Commander. Let me see if if I can get information on what to expect at the mining station.”
The Andorian pulled up whatever information the computer had the station’s layout, to be transferred to the runabout and his tricorder. He knew it wouldn’t be much - this was a private enterprise, and who knows how often they updated the public records, but anything would help.
-Lt. Keval Vras, CE
With the away team preparations in full swing, Emmy refocused her attention on her XO’s attempts to get around the communication barrier that the storms posed. “We’ll still need our own people at the station to investigate the situation,” she observed. “Better communications will allow us to keep them safe, however. See what you can do.”
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