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Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story, John Bloom

Label
Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story
Title
Eccentric orbits
Title remainder
the Iridium story
Statement of responsibility
John Bloom
Title variation
Eccentric orbits
Title variation remainder
the Iridium story : how a single man saved the world's largest satellite constellation from fiery destruction
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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
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
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513143
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, John
Dewey number
384.5/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iridium Communications, Inc
  • Artificial satellites in telecommunication
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Iridium story
Label
Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story, John Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn922911635
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802121684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)922911635
Label
Eccentric orbits : the Iridium story, John Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn922911635
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802121684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)922911635

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