John Irving Bloom: "Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google    2016年8月9日
Veteran investigative journalist John Bloom tells the greatest satellite story you've never heard, with special guests Dr. Ray Leopold and Dan Colussy.
The Iridium satellite constellation--dreamed up by Dr. Ray Leopold and co. in the '90s--was intended to provide a cellular phone with signal at all ends of the Earth. As the dotcom bubble burst, and Motorola struggled to find buyers for its $5 billion project, the Iridium project was almost self-destructed out of orbit. But businessman Dan Colussy had other plans.

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