Iridium 82 replacing Iridium 38?

From: Rod Sladen (satellite@rod.sladen.org.uk)
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 11:52:48 EDT

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    Over the last few days, Iridium 82 (#25467) has been raised from
    its reserve orbit towards the operational orbit.  It appears to be
    on target to replace Iridium 38 (#25043) which is now slightly
    below the operational altitude.
    
    Observations welcomed! Has Iridium 38 failed?
    
    -- 
    Rod Sladen
    Beeston, Nottinghamshire, UK
    52.923N, 1.219W
    
    
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