Dan, what is this?

I Find Karma (adam@cs.caltech.edu)
Fri, 21 Feb 97 02:50:34 PST

What's the difference between a bird and a satellite?
-- curious in pasadena

> Teledesic Corp., the high-profile, $9-billion satellite communications
> project backed by cellular magnate Craig McCaw and computer mogul Bill
> Gates, is exploring options to scale back its 840-satellite system,
> beginning initially with just 288 "birds." The satellites will occupy a
> low-Earth orbit, 400-700 miles above the Earth, circling in 12 orbital
> planes or "rings," with 24 satellites in each ring. A spokesman for
> Teledesic says the company "has not altered" its original plan, but may
> start off with a more modest arrangement. (Wall Street Journal 19 Feb 97)


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