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Greetings, all, Below is a diagram showing the current status of the Iridial constellation, using what are believed to be the only known unambiguous names for these satellites. There are 11 operating satellites in each of 6 planes, designated P0 through P5. The objects are numbered 0 through A in each plane. The objects follow one another across the sky in numerical order; so do the planes. An R, Q, etc., is appended to a satellite which has replaced another. Each plane seems to have at least one spare satellite, designated B, C, etc. Many failed satellites are designated S, T, etc. Horizontal positioning of the name indicates its placement within or between planes. Many thanks to Rob Matson, Rod Sladen, Mike McCants, Bj"orn Gimle (boy, I hope I'm not leaving anyone out!) for their assistance and vigilance. Cheers. Walter Nissen wnissen@tfn.net -81.8637, 41.3735, 256m elevation --- It makes a difference whether you call it September 11 or call it 2001. If you call it 2001, then it can recede into the distance, into history. If you call it September 11th, then it can visit you again and again, living forever, without end. --- Structural Diagram of the Iridial Constellation P00 64 P10 46* P20 32 P30 5 P40R 84 P50 39 P01 65 P11 47 P21 33 P31 6 P41 10* P51 80 P02 66 P12R 11* P22 57 P32 7 P42 54* P52 17 P03 67 P13 49 P23 58 P33 8 P43 12 P53 15 P04 68 P14 26 P24 59 P34 4 P44 13 P54 81 P05 74 P15R 3 P25 60 P35 37* P45R 83 P55R 82 P06 72 P16 22 P26 55 P36 61 P46 16 P56 41 P07R 75 P17 23 P27 28 P37 19 P47 50* P57 43 P08 70 P18 76 P28 29 P38 34 P48 56 P58 18* P09 62 P19 25 P29R 31 P39 35* P49 52* P59 42 P0A 63 P1A 45 P2AR 30 P3A 36 P4A 53* P5A 40 P0 D 14* P1 D 20* P2 B 90 P3 B 51 P4 B 86 P5 B 77 P0 E 21* P1 S 24* P2 C 91 P3 C 97 P4 S 911 P5 S 920 P0 S 73 P1 T 71 P2 D 94 P3 D 98 P4 T 914 P5 T 44 P1 V 69 P2 E 95 P5 W 38 P2 F 96 P5 U 921 <------------------------------< P4 W 2 <----------no longer to scale-------------------< * numbers have been confused (also 9nn numbers), be sure to use P-number the 2 simulator objects are not included the 5 decayed objects are not included ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe/Unsubscribe info, Frequently Asked Questions, SeeSat-L archive: http://www.satobs.org/seesat/seesatindex.html

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