Iridium 20

brixham (brixham@rmplc.co.uk)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 11:18:28 +0100

Have not seen any comments on this so posting in case it was missed (not
that I believe that) from launchspace.
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ANOTHER IRIDIUM LOST IN ORBIT 
posted on 4/23/98 at 19:48 UTC by Keith Stein 

Motorola Satellite Communications announced today that a third Iridium
satellite has been lost in orbit.

Iridium "SV 20" experienced a "hardware failure" and has been lost bringing
the total number to operational satellites to 62 of the 66 satellites that
will comprise the operating Iridium constellation.

A total of three satellites have been lost in orbit since the first launch
in May 1997.

No financial or schedule impact will result.
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Regards Steve Daniels
Brixham Community College
50.245N 3.34W 210ft