The Iridium Satellite Network

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Simon Moorhead

Keywords

History, Telecommunications, Iridium, Satellite, Starlink

Abstract

An historic paper from 1991, republished here online, describes the features of the Iridium low earth orbit satellite system, which provided continuous line-of-sight coverage to any point on the earth’s surface via L-Band mobile handsets.


 

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McIntosh, G. R. (1991). Iridium — A Global Satellite Cellular Network, Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 41(2), 63–66.