RE: Iridium Satellites

David Irwin (
Wed, 7 May 1997 09:42:19 +-100


They are called SV004, SV005, SV006, SV007, SV008.

SV009 and SV011 have been tested and are the next to be shipped.


From: 	Phillip Clark[]
Sent: 	05 May 1997 01:01
To: 	SeeSat
Subject: 	Iridium Satellites

I know that this is a very basic point, but so far no-one - even within 
the Iridium company - can tell me how the satellites are being numbered: 
straight Iridium 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc or Iridium-1 1, 2, etc or what.

Phillip Clark

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