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|READY FOR LAUNCHBoeing Satellite Systems technicians
prepare the ICO Global Communications satellite prior to shipment to Cape
Canaveral Air Station, Florida. The ICO satellite is a modified Boeing
601 has pair of four-panel solar wings, with dual-junction gallium arsenide
solar cells. The solar arrays will provide 8,900 watts of end-of-life
power. When fully deployed, the satellite spans 85 ft 10 in. The ICO satellite
will operate for approximately 12 years in two planes of medium-Earth
orbit at an altitude of 10,390 kilometers (6,456 miles). The orbit will
be inclined at 45 degrees to the equator.
BOEING SATELLITE SYSTEMS, INC.
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P.O. Box 92919 (S10/S323)
Los Angeles, CA 90009
Media Relations (310) 364-6363