Iridium 9 is not deorbiting

From: MALEY, PAUL D. (JSC-DO) (paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov)
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 14:47:03 PDT

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    I have it on decent authority that the recent orbital movement of Iridium 9
    is apparently not an indicator that deorbit is commencing. Also, you will
    note that the new orbital altitude is the so-called standard engineering
    orbit. It should be obvious when several of these satellites at a time are
    dropped in altitude. There has still been no formal decision made on whether
    to even begin deorbit.
    
    Paul
    
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