Deep within the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-aperture telescope hangs as a testament to great, scientific achievement. It’s been a long twenty years since we last saw our girl, albeit in a rather bad, on the silver screen. Since then, the antenna cradle has been fully operational and holding up quite well (despite MI6’s best efforts). Your access codes for this file check out and you may proceed. The following data is what we have on the Arecibo Observatory, twenty years removed from its use in GOLDENEYE...
Ah, the glory days… This single-dish radio telescope located close to the equator, just south of
Rico, was the key to securing Janus’ future. Alas, those days are
far behind us, yet this marvel stands strong. However, if you are to continue
through this file, basic information on this subject should be understood
first. Being completed in 1963, the Arecibo Observatory (also known as the National
Astronomy and ) would face
ongoing upgrades all the way through 2011. During these decades, the
observatory was managed by the Ionosphere
University ( ).
Now, the observatory is upheld and operated by several organizations conjointly
including the Universities Space Research Association, Universidad
Metropolitana of New York, USA Puerto Rico, and SRI
International (a nonprofit scientific research institute). In short, for the
most part, this telescope is used for research in radio astronomy, radar
astronomy, and atmospheric science.
Now, shall we continue? Following our use of the dish for the operation of satellite Mischa twenty years ago, our control and operations center has stayed fairly busy. The radio telescope and observatory would next appear in 1997 film, Contact, starring such talents as Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and James Woods. According to further intel, the film’s plot would be based on a scientist of the Arecibo Observatory making contact with life beyond Earth through the use of such technology. Garnering over one hundred and seventy million dollars worldwide, CONTACT would be considered a financial success after garnering over one hundred and seventy million dollars worldwide. The observatory and telescope can be seen several times in the film.
The next major mainframe entry concerning our facility is dated 1999, the year that the SETI@home program would make the Arecibo Observatory its base of operations. This attracted global attention, as the program’s main goal of discovering extraterrestrial life through radio evidence would greatly benefit. Most of this program’s data has since been collected through our dish, as the search for life beyond Earth continues today.
Research on our subject suggests that between 2001 and 2006, NASA decreased and eliminated much of its support funding of the planetary radar. Starting in 2007, a branch of NASA directly overseeing our facility would slowly cut the Arecibo Observatory’s research and renovation budget in half. With much financial support from the Puerto Rican government and the three current overseeing organizations, the National Astronomy and
remained open for ongoing research and small programs. Ionosphere Center
Collected data shows that in 2009,
was back to making radio transmissions. A radio message containing the DNA
sequence of RuBisCo protein used by plants to perform photosynthesis,
appropriately named RuBisCo Stars, would be sent to the GJ 83.1, Teegarden’s,
and Kappa Ceti stars. Hope is that any possible life beyond has the technology
to receive such a message. Though, I’ll admit, it’s all somewhat over my head.
You’d have to consult our associate, a Mr. Boris Grishenko, to elaborate any
further on such entries. Arecibo
Since then, data entries have been rather scarce. As of 2011, a new director of the facility had been selected, a certain Dr. Robert B. Kerr, out of the
Operations since his overtaking have been small, yet steady. We’ve had eyes on
him since he stepped in. University of Michigan
Side notes within this file are plentiful, thanks to several of our operatives on the inside. Of course, every knowledgeable Janus operative is aware that the observatory’s Radio Telescope was featured in the 1997 movie-based videogame, GOLDENEYE 007, as the setting of the final core mission of the game. What happens at the end of that level is not to be discussed further, however… Also in 1997, the
officially opened. This in-depth experience features interactive exhibits and
displays surrounding the operations and theme of the radio telescope, astronomy,
and atmospheric science. According to several entries here, admission is very
reasonable for adults, seniors, children of all ages. In 2001, the Ángel
Visitor Center and Electronics Engineers
named the Arecibo Radio Telescope an IEEE Milestone for being a key historical
achievement in electrical and electronic engineering. Further adding to the
merit and importance of the site, the Institute of Electrical United
States officially listed the National Astronomy and on the National Register for
Historic Places in September of 2008. Our final entry here suggests that the
Arecibo Radio Telescope would reemerge in videogame form as a tightly-based dish
multiplayer map in DICE’s BATTLEFIELD 4. As
a nod to the Janus Syndicate, the map is known as ‘Rogue Transmission’ and
players are able to destroy the telescope entirely or have firefights atop the
main transmitter via helicopter drop off. Ionosphere Center
In conclusion, I admit, I admire your choosing to pry deeper into the Janus mainframe, as you’ve just read through a file that lies among my personal favorites. As a matter of fact, if you wish to continue being an associate of the Janus Syndicate and having access to these files, I firmly suggest your scrape together ten dollars American and head to Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Janus will continue operating with a close eye on this facility, as it will be ours once more.
That’s about all we have. You have your visiting orders; see that they are carried out according to the collected data you so smartly just read through. If you don’t, you mistakenly risk being underequipped. As you venture from the cradle to the grave, watch your step out there, old boy… It may just be your last.
- End transmission, Trevelyan.