Unprojected maps showing coverage for two Teledesic constellation designs. The original 1994 Calling design has 840 active satellites in 21 planes of 40. The Boeing redesign uses 288, in 12 planes of 24. Phasing between planes would not have been maintained as optimally as shown here.
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Lloyd Wood (L.Wood@society.surrey.ac.uk)