End of Iridium-NY Times

From: Tom Kreyche (tkreyche@well.com)
Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 07:46:53 PDT

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    Iridium's fate is featured on the front of the NY Times business section
    today. You can view the story online but have to register (free) on the
    site.
    
    ...Tom
    
    
    NY Times, April 11, 2000
    
    Iridium, Bankrupt, Is Planning a Fiery Ending for Its 88 Satellites
    By DAVID BARBOZA
    
    CHICAGO -- The jokes about the government using the satellites for "Star
    Wars" target practice don't seem so funny anymore.
    
    In the coming months, Iridium LLC, the bankrupt global satellite telephone
    company, will begin sending 88 giant satellites spiraling toward Earth,
    where they will burn up in a fitting and fiery end to one of the colossal
    corporate failures in recent memory.
    
    http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/04/biztech/articles/11iridium.html
    
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