Re : End of Iridium?

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 08:30:50 PDT

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    Following up on Richard Fredrick's note:
    
    > It looks like the Iridium constellation may finally be on its last legs.
    > I spotted the following information:
    > 
    > http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,38424,00.html
    
    I found that Motorola updated their Iridium "Urgent Notification" page
    on 
    August 22:
    
    http://www.motorola.com/satellite/info/
    
    It describes termination of *almost* all Iridium phone service but does 
    not mention "deorbiting"; however, the term "decommissioning" is used.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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