The Akashic Satellite Plexus was launched in 2008, and appeared to simply be a collection of communications, weather, and observation satellites. The plexus was heavily shielded, in order to remain functional in the face of predicted solar flares.
The plexus also had scramblers that prevented standard satellite imagery from effectively pinpointing the Abstergo campus' various facilities.
Though the Assassins believed Abstergo would use it to control the world, this was denied in their internal documents for their top agents, and emphasis was placed on the plexus becoming able to locate "individuals with potential."
- Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "aether".