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Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story

By: Bloom, JohnMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York Atlantic Monthly 2016Description: 537pISBN: 9780802121684Subject(s): ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES IN TELECOMMUNICATION | BUSINESS FAILURES | IRIDIUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC- UNITED STATESDDC classification: 650.09 BLO Summary: In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American radio and telecom company, made a huge gamble on a revolutionary satellite telephone system called Iridium. cash flows. This book masterfully traces the development of satellite technology, the birth of Iridium, and tireless efforts of Dan Colussy, a retired former President of Pan Am, to stop it from being destroyed, despite having doors slammed in his face by all of Wall Street. Piecing together funding from a motley group of investors that included a mysterious Arab prince and friends of Jesse Jackson. It is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of innovation, failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. The story about the only phone that works at the ends of earth.
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In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American radio and telecom company, made a huge gamble on a revolutionary satellite telephone system called Iridium. cash flows. This book masterfully traces the development of satellite technology, the birth of Iridium, and tireless efforts of Dan Colussy, a retired former President of Pan Am, to stop it from being destroyed, despite having doors slammed in his face by all of Wall Street. Piecing together funding from a motley group of investors that included a mysterious Arab prince and friends of Jesse Jackson. It is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of innovation, failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. The story about the only phone that works at the ends of earth.

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