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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Iridium satellite network now completely restored

Satellite telephone company Iridium has now replaced the satellite that was destroyed when it collided with a non-working Russian satellite last month. Although service was restored quickly because the company has 66 satellites in orbit, there was still a physical gap in the 'meshed network' until it manoeuvred one of its spares into place. [Press release]

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