Re: iridium operational spares?
Mon, 9 Mar 98 13:34:14

Hello All,

I've updated the iridium.html page on vso to what I believe will be 
the configuration following the third Long March launch in April. 
Please see the revised "Upcoming Iridium Launches" and "Remaining
Launches For Proposed System" sections.

In short, it would appear to me, that after the third Long March launch 
in April, there will be 6 planes, 11 operable + 1 spare per plane (with 
the exception of two planes not having spares), for a total of 70 
operable sats. Two sats have been previously reported inoperable (21 & 
(the 2 is optional)

Jeff Hunt <>