I had an idea for a new infrastructure upgrade for stars similar to warp gates: Telescopes! This special scientific equipment will increase the scanning distance for that star only.
It can only be built on stars with at least 1 science point!
Scanning distance for this star will be normal scanning distance * 1.5
Telescopes are not destroyed when captured by another player. So, protect it well and don’t let the star fall into another players hands!
Because the technology used in the telescope is of an active nature, every opponent star within the scanning distance of the telescope will also be able to see your star (resources, ships, infrastructure etc., even if the opponents scanning radius is much lower).
What do you think? It should be expensive of course, but I’d like to build this at critical points at my borders…