We also speculated that our effort with lots of new parking lots and the building of large tempest proof buildings visible from space by the USSR was a key goal of the administration. At the start we had lots of true believers and we thought that all we had to do was to build it. It took some time to the techs to realize that physics would severely constrain us, but it was not something that we ever admitted officially. After all this was Regan's signature project. Perhaps the USSR did not know this and took all the activity as something to be feared? As one example, our new facility, in modular building units, had state of the art satellite communications that was to allow the various SDI centers to easily communicate. However, someone forgot to take into account the round trip delay (~1 second) of going to geosynchronous orbit satellite and back again. That coupled with our disk less synchronous Sun workstations made it all but unusable for any kind of interactive work over the satellite system. Within a year our 40 foot satellite dishes were quietly dismantled.