P.S. Space Vehicle, which is launched on an LV.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 1997 2:51 AM
Subject: Dan, what is this?
What's the difference between a bird and a satellite?
-- curious in pasadena
> TELEDESIC LOOKS AT SCALING BACK
> Teledesic Corp., the high-profile, $9-billion satellite
> project backed by cellular magnate Craig McCaw and computer mogul
> Gates, is exploring options to scale back its 840-satellite system,
> beginning initially with just 288 "birds." The satellites will occupy
> low-Earth orbit, 400-700 miles above the Earth, circling in 12
> planes or "rings," with 24 satellites in each ring. A spokesman for
> Teledesic says the company "has not altered" its original plan, but
> start off with a more modest arrangement. (Wall Street Journal 19
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