Iridium 20

brixham (
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.
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.
Regards Steve Daniels
Brixham Community College
50.245N 3.34W 210ft