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Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and AMSAT-NAPriorities

On Aug 12, 2008, at 7:24 AM, Sebastian wrote:

> Actually, XM has 2 functioning satellites, and 2 orbiting spares.

And "actually" XM and Sirius are now the same company after their  
merger.   So, referring to them as separate companies is inaccurate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM_Satellite_Radio - discusses why their  
two original birds are no longer in use.  Solar panel fogging which  
shortened their life-span.

Nate Duehr, WY0X

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