Re: Spaceviews: Iridium deorbiting may take up to two years.

From: David Mullenix (
Date: Sun Mar 19 2000 - 22:25:58 PST

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    Ed Cannon quoted:
    >"Motorola will command the spacecraft to fire their thrusters
    >to gradually lower their orbits, then allow atmospheric drag
    >to take over, lowering the spacecraft into the atmosphere
    >where they would harmlessly burn up.
    Does anybody know if the Iridium satellites will burn up completely if
    left to re-enter at random?
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