The Pegasus Device (or Pegasus) is a time machine that sends an agent through a tunnel in the space/time continuum to any moment in history.
For security reasons, Pegasus has been programmed to only allow agents to travel to the location of detected temporal rips. Agents may also travel to a time 200 million years in the past, where a Historical Log disc containing the known history of the world has been planted. This disc is meant to serve as a reference tool in case history should be altered.
The device uses a magnetic torus, much like a fusion reactor, to contain the immense gravitational forces generated when sending an object through time. The device also contains the first neutrino matrix accelerator for use with the FTL engine.
The particle acceleration process creates an excess of energy, which Pegasus stores to maintain a homing signal, or “lock,” on the agent. The further back the agent travels, the more energy Pegasus needs to expend to maintain the lock. In addition, any use of the BioSupport Suit’s protective features constitutes a further drain on this energy supply. For an agent to return to the present, there must still be a small amount of energy left for the recall process to work; otherwise, the agent could become stranded in the past. The counter at the top left of the interface’s main view window lets the agent know how much energy remains.