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Re: Iridium saga



on 3/16/00 1:48 PM, assib@imap1.asu.edu at assib@imap1.asu.edu wrote:

> 2. Motorola never did complete satellite systems, even though they have
> extensive experience in satellite subsystems. Rumors have it that there were a
> lot of design mistakes done in the engineering aspect of the system. The
> ground controllers had to spend too much time hunting the satellites down, and
> doing maintenance on the birds.

>From my understanding the satellites were all built by Raytheon.  Perhaps I
am mistaken.

73,

Jon
KE9NA

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Jon Ogden
KE9NA

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

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