Re: Why de-orbit the iridium constellation?

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Sat Mar 25 2000 - 07:16:55 PST

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    They occupy prime "real estate" in space, they also occupy prime real
    estate in the radio spectrum, (I am sure all radio astronomers are happy
    to see them go) and anyway you can bet that a hundred pencil-pushers
    have each run the numbers a thousand ways to come up with this result.
    Dale Ireland
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "L or C Foreman"
    Subject: Why de-orbit the iridium constellation?
    > but I don't understand why the iridium
    > constellation needs to be deorbited just because of financial failure
    by the
    > Iridium Corp.
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