I was re-reading the 2788 short stories looking for information to mine for the wiki, and read the information about Jorgen Eklund revolutionizing interstellar travel again. But this time when I read it I thought that meant that he was the one that created the ability to bounce Signals. But after much figuring out and deliberation with myself, I can't make the dates work out so that he invented whatever prior to 2658. He would have had to have been very young and Fian's father would have to be very old by 2789.
I'm mostly posting this here so that I wont have to recreate my thoughts again if I or someone else think of the statement in Delta Sector 2788.
2788 – Fian is 18 and was born December 2770
If Fian’s father is 75 in 2788, also didn’t marry and have children until he was 50 in 2763. He visited his Grandfather’s lab when he was 10, so in
2723 - If his Grandfather was near his 100th at that time, say 98, then he was born in
2625 – which would make him 33 in 2658
2658 – by this date Jorgen Eklund invents bouncing signals across portals used by the Military at Artemis.
Hmm, the major problem with that is that Jorgen Eklund wouldn’t have given that information to the Military, so it had to be in use by 2658.
So someone else had to have actually created the ability to bounce signals prior to Jorgen Eklund revolutionizing interstellar travel. (whatever that means)
I would also hope that the ability to bounce signals would have happened a long time before that just for medical reasons so that Immune Syndrome babies made it to Earth.
Logically I think that the people working on the Fidelis Project would have continued to improve the portals since they knew that they could be improved upon. Eventually they did so that planets like Beowulf that were cut off could be accessed again.
My guess is that by the end of the 25th century or early 26th century, since there were several statements that it took a 100 years to make contact again.
If anyone has any additional thoughts or sees any flaws in my logic please feel free to post.