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The IRIDIUM® Programme in the European PCN Scenario

  • Mario Sforza
  • Alberto Pandolfi
  • Marzio Laurenti
Conference paper

Abstract

The paper reports on the activities carried out by Nuova Telespazio to support the technological development and the operations of the Iridium® Programme. The role played by Iridium® in the European PCN scenario is also briefly described with emphasis on market, regulatory and financial aspects. With the objective to make Iridium® a truly global communications network, Nuova Telespazio is heavily contributing with its long-term experience and presence in international markets to the success of a programme world-wide acknowledged as the most advanced Mobile Satellite System to date.

Keywords

Ground Segment Functional Block Diagram Personal Communication Service Advance Mobile Phone System Federal Communication Committee 
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References

  1. [1]
    F. Ananasso, Satellites and Personal Communication Services: Market, Spectrum and Regulatory Aspects, Proceed. 16th AIAA International Communications Satellite System Con£, February 25–29, 1996, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar
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    F. Ananasso, Nuova Telespazio Role in the Iridium ® Programme, Proceed.8th Internation Conf. on Commercial and Industrial Activities in Space, March 3031, 1995, Venice, ItalyGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Sforza
    • 1
  • Alberto Pandolfi
    • 1
  • Marzio Laurenti
    • 1
  1. 1.Iridium® Programme OfficeNuova TelespazioRomeItaly

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