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Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story, John Bloom

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Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story
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Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story
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John Bloom
Title variation
  • Eccentric orbits
  • Iridium story : how a single man saved the world's largest satellite constellation from fiery destruction
Title variation remainder
the Iridium story : how a single man saved the world's largest satellite constellation from fiery destruction
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eng
Summary
"How the largest man-made constellation in the heavens was built by dreamers in the Arizona Desert, targeted for destruction by panicked executives, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who battled Motorola, cajoled the Pentagon, wrestled with thirty banks, survived an attack by Congress, infiltrated the White House, found allies through the Black Entertainment Network, and wooed a mysterious Arab prince to rescue the only phone that links every inch of the planet."--Title page
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Title
Eccentric orbits
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Summary
Describes the complex and revolutionary satellite system built in the 1990s by Motorola, which was supposed to support a cutting-edge cell phone, but instead became a commercial disaster and resulted in one of the largest bankruptcies in American history
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10513143
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
384.5/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5104.2.I75
LC item number
B56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the Iridium story
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John Bloom
Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story, John Bloom
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Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story, John Bloom
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-509) and index
Contents
The conspirators -- Nerds, Nazis, and nukes -- The spooks -- The dreamers -- Treasons, stratagems, and spoils -- Rocket man -- Fast Eddie -- Man overboard -- The wonks scramble -- The tower -- Et tu? -- The fixer -- Chicken Little -- Four dead birds in the situation room -- Moose hunters, Marines, and thugs
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ocn922911635
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802121684
Isbn Type
(hc)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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