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Re: RIP: Iridium



on 3/10/00 6:39 PM, Jeff Davis at jeff@jehosophat.com wrote:

> Looks like Iridium will go belly up on March 17 at 11:59pm.
> 
> http://www.motorola.com/satellite/info/
> 
> Perhaps someone will find a creative way to put a commercial flop
> constellation
> like this to work for amateur radio? :-)

If they can't find a buyer, the satellites will be de-orbited.  So unless
some wealthy ham puts up the money, these things will be vaporized in a
matter of weeks.

73,

Jon
KE9NA

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Jon Ogden
KE9NA

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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