Re: Globalstar 59 (now Iridium question)

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 01:28:07 EST

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    Jonathan T Wojack wrote:
    > 
    > Do you mean that the operational satellites which make up the Iridium
    > constellation are internetworked with each other, regardless of any
    > space-ground and ground-space transmissions?
    
    Yes.
    Each satellite has three crosslink antennas. They can produce flashes on
    tumbling satellites since they are reflective flat plates about 10 to 12 inches
    across. See a picture at : http://www.obsat.com/images/iridium/t_base.jpg
    
    For a complete set of images, see http://www.obsat.com/irimage_e.html
    
    Dan
    
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    Daniel Deak
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    L'Avenir, Quebec
    
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