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Asgard transporters, also known as beaming technology, is an advanced transportation system created by the Asgard and later gifted to the Tau'ri. The Goa'uld Anubis had stolen this technology when he had probed the mind of the Asgard, Thor. Ba'al and Osiris later acquired this technology from Anubis.


The Prometheus beams away a skyscraper

Any matter targeted by an Asgard transporter is encompassed in a bright light and broken down into its base atoms, which are then transported to a designated location and reassembled. Unlike Transportation rings, which require platforms at both the previous and intended location for the process to work, the object being transported by an Asgard transporter can be beamed to and from anywhere as long as the target is in range of a beam emitter and sensors capable of detecting it. Replicators are attracted to the energy given off by these transporters, and Human-form Replicators are capable of making themselves resistant to the process. (SG1: "Small Victories", "New Order, Part 1")

Every Asgard ship is equipped with beaming technology, and is often used as a means of getting from ship to planet and vice versa in a short period of time. It has been frequently used by the Asgard to transport humans onto their ships, often with little to no warning. This technology is a great tactical advantage in combat situations, and also provides great usefulness in society. (SG1: "Fair Game", "Small Victories")

Besides individuals and small objects, Asgard transporters are capable of beaming large amounts of matter, from complete skyscrapers to entire fleets of ships. (SG1: "Thor's Chariot", "Ex Deus Machina")

It is possible for an Asgard transporter to dematerialize an object and send it by unknown means to another materialization device. One known example is Gairwyn who has been transported from Cimmeria to Thor's ship. Another possible example of such feat may have been demonstrated when Loki abducted Colonel Jack O'Neill and Thor arrived via transporter to Loki's ship. (SG1: "Thor's Chariot", "Fragile Balance")

The alternate reality version of the Wraith, the Eidolon, possess a transporter that is stated to be closer to the Asgard transporter than the Wraith transporter. The Eidolon transporter also possesses the Asgard transporter's limitation of being unable to beam through a ship's shields. (SGA: "Entanglement")


Thor removes the occupying Goa'uld forces on Cimmeria

The first Tau'ri encounter with Asgard beaming technology occurred on the planet Cimmeria. Some time after SG-1 destroyed Thor's Hammer, which protected the planet and its population from the Goa'uld, Cimmeria was invaded by Heru'ur. After SG-1 traveled to the planet and informed Thor of the invasion, achieving first contact with the Asgard in the process, Thor quickly arrived and utilized the transporters aboard his ship as a weapon to remove the Goa'uld Pyramid ships and ground troops. (SG1: "Thor's Chariot")

Two variants of the Asgard transporter.

When the Asgard first allowed the Tau'ri access to their beaming technology, they placed a series of failsafes into the transporters to prevent the humans from using the technology offensively. Despite this, the Daedalus used its transporters to beam Nuclear warheads onto several Wraith Hive ships (with begrudging help from Asgard engineer Hermiod), destroying them. The Wraith, however, were able to develop a Jamming code that prevented the transporters from obtaining a lock, making the transporters all but useless against the Wraith. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 3")

Hermiod was able to use the beaming technology to remove a Goa'uld parasite from the body of Colonel Steven Caldwell, apparently without harming him, although the calculations for the process were required to be extremely complex, in order to avoid beaming out a chunk of his brain as well. (SGA: "Critical Mass")

Anubis was able to steal beaming technology from the Asgard by probing Thor's mind, and employed the technology on a limited scale. Asgard transporters were later put to extensive use by Osiris and Ba'al, who obtained the technology from Anubis. (SG1: "Revelations", "Chimera", "Reckoning, Part 2")

FRAN beaming into Asuras

Asgard transporters are also unable to work through shields. Both the Odyssey and the Korolev were unable to beam nuclear warheads on board Ori warships. Also, if a person locked onto grabs another person when transported, the other person is transported too. When Daniel was beamed aboard the Odyssey from an Ori warship, he sensed the beam and grabbed Vala Mal Doran who was transported with him as well despite not being locked onto. (SG1: "Flesh and Blood")

After SG-1 is trapped in 1947, a future version of Samantha Carter equips the Time Jumper with Asgard beaming technology in order to enable Vala and General Jack O'Neill to effect a rescue. During the following mission, the transporter is sabotaged by Loki as well as the time machine, but the An of an alternate timeline is able to repair the transporters by replacing them with one from his escape pod. However, the team is forced to steal naquadah in order to rig up a crude power source for An. In order to stop an invasion of Earth during the 1947 of the alternate timeline, the transporter is utilized to steal two Little Boy type atomic bombs and then send them to Ra and Qetesh's Ha'taks in orbit. (SG1: "Roswell")

The most advanced beaming technology the Asgard ever developed was installed on the Odyssey shortly before the Asgard race became extinct, and could be modified to create matter from energy and other matter. These transporters allowed for an infinite supply of food, air, and other equipment so long as power was available; however the transporters did not appear to be capable of creating anything as complicated as Zero Point Modules or Asgard power sources, but it was capable of creating a Replicator, a higly advanced and complicated piece of technology. The Replicator was also programmed with all the knowledge of the Odyssey. (SG1: "Unending", "The Ark of Truth")

In 2007, the Atlantis expedition encountered the rogue Asgard Fenrir who used Asgard shuttles with short-range beaming devices to kidnap the Heruuni to repair his ship, Aegis. After the arrival of the Wraith and the revelation of the extinction of his race, Fenrir used his ship's beaming device to send Carter, the First Atlantis Reconnaissance Team and the Wraith on board his ship to a nearby hive ship and later beamed the Tau'ri back after being mortally injured in a suicide bombing by a Wraith Queen. However, a power fluctuation landed Carter on the command deck and the rest of the team near engineering. After using a matter converter to synthesize an isa device, the Wraith tried to use Aegis's beam transporter to deploy the weapon and in stopping them, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard destroyed the vessel's transporters. After rigging the Aegis's hyperdrive, Carter and Doctor Rodney McKay were beamed aboard an Asgard shuttle as an escape route. (SGA: "Nightfall")

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