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66° west, 35'800 km over the Atlantic

Prologue in Heaven

At an altitude of 35'800 km over the Atlantic Ocean, about 66° west, a shimmering drum glides through time and space. It looks like a silvery insect, whose wings glint and glow in the sunlight. Disguised as a weather satellite, the metallic creature contains a secret deep within it: a mysterious thing that can be a blessing for mankind – or a curse.