Eccentric Orbits

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  • Author : John Bloom
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 560 pages
  • ISBN : 0802192823
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 10 reviews
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Download or Read online Eccentric Orbits full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by John Bloom and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic which was released on 07 June 2016 with total page 560 pages. We cannot guarantee that Eccentric Orbits book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. “Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.” That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. “Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016” “Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
  • Author : John Bloom
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 07 June 2016
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“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning

Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
  • Author : Ken Goudsward
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 04 April 2020
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Eccentric Orbits highlights sci-fi poets from around the globe, celebrating the diversity and unity of the poetic form. Featuring the poetry of: Andrew Burton Deborah L. Kelly Erin J. Bauman Jane Jago Ken Goudsward Kimberly Nugent Mike Van Horn R. C. Larlham Stephanie Barr Thomas Van Horn Wendy Van Camp Lee Garratt

Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
  • Author : Simon Kewin
  • Publisher : Stormcrow Books
  • Release : 18 November 2013
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An astronaut alone in the void of deep space. An alien starship capable of destroying all creation. A DNA Detective in search of the genetic code of The Beatles. A terrorist explosion trapped inside a bubble of space/time. A new life-form found in the quantum echoes of the void. Eccentric Orbits contains seventeen SF stories originally published between 1999 and 2011 and now collected together for the first time. Stories range from the very short up to novella length. Full Contents

Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
  • Author : John Bloom
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 14 June 2016
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In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American company, made a huge gamble on a revolutionary satellite telephone system called Iridium. Light-years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan's 'Star Wars,' Iridium's constellation of sixty-six satellites in six evenly spaced orbital planes meant that at least one satellite was always overhead. Iridium was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium was also a

Orbit Determination of Highly Eccentric Orbits Using a RAVEN Telescope

Orbit Determination of Highly Eccentric Orbits Using a RAVEN Telescope
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 17 September 2021
GET THIS BOOK Orbit Determination of Highly Eccentric Orbits Using a RAVEN Telescope

For the past eight years, the small automated telescope Raven has been tested in detecting and tracking deep space objects. As the Raven has proven successful in tracking this regular and predictable orbit, its one arc-second accuracy made it a perfect candidate to attempt to accurately track the less predictable Highly Eccentric Orbit (HEO) objects. Ranging data was obtained from the Sirius satellite radio company for the Sirius3 satellite (Satellite Control Center (SCC) # 26626). This satellite was chosen for its long

The Use of Eccentric and Circular Orbits in the Design of a Mars Network Constellation

The Use of Eccentric and Circular Orbits in the Design of a Mars Network Constellation
  • Author : National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 19 June 2018
GET THIS BOOK The Use of Eccentric and Circular Orbits in the Design of a Mars Network Constellation

This study examined different constellation configurations to determine their suitability for the Mars Network. Some variations on the baseline case of four circular orbits were initially studied. Eccentric orbits were then used to determine their effects on several figures of merit that were selected as representative of the design goals. It was eventually found that the use of eccentric orbits in combination with circular orbits can improve aspects of some navigation and communication figures of merit. The ability to use

Reconfiguration and Recovery of Formation Flying Spacecraft in Eccentric Orbits

Reconfiguration and Recovery of Formation Flying Spacecraft in Eccentric Orbits
  • Author : Christopher William Thomas Roscoe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 17 September 2021
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The problem of reference trajectory reconfiguration and long-term uncontrolled recovery of a formation of spacecraft is considered in an eccentric orbit under the influence of the J2 perturbation. Reference trajectories considered are the Projected Circular Orbit, Along-Track Orbit, and their eccentric modifications. Reconfiguration is accomplished using two, finite-pulse thrusts, modeled as impulses. The state transition matrix (STM) is calculated by four methods: (i) analytically from the Hill-Clohessy-Wiltshire equations, (ii) numerical integration using a fourth-order Runge-Kutta method, (iii) from the fundamental

The Frequency Spectrum of Gravitational Waves from Eccentric Orbits

The Frequency Spectrum of Gravitational Waves from Eccentric Orbits
  • Author : Bidisha Sen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 17 September 2021
GET THIS BOOK The Frequency Spectrum of Gravitational Waves from Eccentric Orbits

Gravitational waves emitted from binary black hole systems carry energy away from the orbit, and cause the black holes to spiral towards one another and eventually merge. While all such detected systems are effectively circular at coalescence, these binaries may start out with non-negligible eccentricity. Due to certain astrophysical phenomena, it is expected that some binary systems may merge with some residual eccentricity, and so understanding how to measure the waveforms from these systems are of particular interest for future