What is the latest count of iridium sats still up there

From: ykChia (chiayk@singnet.com.sg)
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 21:30:37 PDT

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    Hi folks:
        Can any one tell me what is the total no of iridium birds still up
    in orbit? or can i infer this number from the latest iridium.tle? I have
    counted 88 from vsohp link to this.
        Is 77 originally planned which would correspond to the element
    IRIDIUM with atomic no of 77? If this is so how do they fit this into a
    6 plane stuff.  Is these constellation with 66 ( at least divisible by
    6)  or 77 or 88 .. I am a bit confused...
    
    Thanks
    ykChia
    Singapore
    http://www.geocities.com:80/CapeCanaveral/Cockpit/9033/index.html
    Special Interest : Iridium Flares, Comets, IC objects
    
    
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