Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Iridium Satellite Collision



An Iridium satellite crashed into an inactive Russian satellite today. This was one of 66 Iridium craft, so it is unclear how this will affect coverage for cruisers and other users such as the defense department. News summaries can be found here. The BBC reported that Iridium will shift another unit to take the destroyed ones place. That report suggested that it might take 30 days to complete the shift. The Iridium web site did not carry a press release.

Can you hear me now?

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