<<June 7, 2000>>

Mr. Jim Miller <jimmsl@aol.com>

John L. Mack <jlmack@erols.com>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

John C. Afele <jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Peter T. Knight <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Y. Z. Ya'u <Hands-on@mlstn.com>

Edward Dodds <dodds@home.com>

Marlee R. Norton <mnorton@ntca.org>

Professor Seth G. Neugroschl <SN23@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1) ATTACHMENT I is the list of our previous listserve distributions on
"Rescue Iridium" project.

(2) We will have a workshop on this subject.

(a) Date: June 20 (Tuesday), 2000

(b) Time: from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

(c) Location: National Telephone Cooperative Association
4121 Wilson Boulevard, 10th Floor
Arlington, VA. 22203
Tel: 703-351-2007
Fax: 703-351-2027
(across the street from Ballston Mall and 2 blocks
from Ballston Metro Station)

(d) Agenda:

1. Brief description on Global University System project

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D. (confirmed)
V.P. for Technology and Coordination
Global University System

2. Brief description on Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project

Peter T. Knight, Ph.D. (confirmed)
Knight, Moore

3. Possible use of Iridium for narrow-band Internet uplinking (ATTACHMENT III)

Jim Miller (not confirmed yet)
Synectics, Ltd.

4. Possible use of WorldSpace satellite for broadband downlinking (ATTACHMENT IV)

John Mack (confirmed)
John L. Mack & Associates

5. Brainstorming on technicalities for the Internet use of Iridium

6. Brainstorming on legalities

7. Brainstorming on fund raising

8. Brainstorming on next step.

(e) Purpose:

To brainstorm the feasibility of utilizing Iridium for Internet
access, as inexpensively uplinking to it (as Jim Miller proposed)
and then utilizing Worldspace satellite for broadband downlinking
(as John Mack proposed).

In relation to the Castle Harlan's activity (ATTACHMENT X), our
discussion will focus on how we can utilize their excess capacity
for the use of our Internet access. I am now trying to get
someone from Castle Harlan Inc. (Tel: 212-644-8600) attending our workshop.

(f) Available equipment:

1. Conference room with 80 to 100 seating,

2. Overhead projector,

3. PC to access web via T1 (1.5 Mbps) line,

4. Flip chart.

(g) Should you wish to attend this workshop, pls send me your full
name, affiliation, phone/fax and email address by June 12th.

(3) ATTACHMENT II is about our highly successful mini-workshop on
"Technology and Distance Education for Sustainable Development of the
Amazonia" which was held in Manaus from May 31st to June 2nd, 2000.

During my attendance at this workshop, Roger Boston kindly indicated his
willingness to raise funds for the deployment of experimental units for
this technology -- about a dozen or so of them.

Possible sites to install the experimental units are;

(a) Ghana in Africa;

John Afele has indicated his strong interest to install Internet
access units among K-12 schools in Ghana. I will be visiting his
University of Guelph by his invitation next week to talk about his
project further.

(b) Indigenous community in Amazon area;

Their delegates who attended the Manaus workshop indicated their
strong desire and interest in this project.

(c) Native American community in Montana (ATTACHMENT XII);

Kim Obbink has already received a fund from CitiCorp for her
project of installing broadband Internet among Native American
communities in Montana. She wants to make this project as a test
bed of new technologies which will be applicable to developing
countries later. She has been working on this with the office of
Senator Conrad Burns, Vice Chairman of Appropriations Committee.

She has invited me to attend her workshop in the very near future.

Dear Kim:

I would suggest that you invite Roger Boston and Jim Miller to your workshop.

Dear Peter:

(4) Many thanks for your msgs (ATTACHMENTS V and IX).

Will see you on 6/20th.

Dear Y. Z. Ya'u:

(5) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT VI).

I admitted you into our listserve so that you will be kept updated with our daily progress.

Dear Ed:

(6) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT VII).

Dear Marlee:

(7) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT IX).

Will see you on 6/20th.

Dear Jim:

(8) John Mack told me that the former V.P. for Marketing of Iridium will
attend our workshop. Joe Pelton will also attend (ATTACHMENT XIII).

Dear Seth:

(9) Pls confirm your friend, former board member of Motorola, to attend our
workshop, as discussed prior to my trip to Brazil on 5/28th. Thanks.\

Best, Tak

List of listserve distributions about "Rescue Iridium" project at

1. "Rescue Iridium" workshop and GSTF project - May 24, 2000

2. JICA seminar & Japan's digital divide plan for July Okinawa Summit - May 24, 2000

3. UNESCO connections - May 23, 2000

4. Workshop on "Rescue Iridium" project - May 18, 2000

5. Inquiry on the date of workshop for "Rescue Iridium" project - May 12, 2000

6. $2+ billion fund for Education by the World Bank - May 3, 2000

7. Rescue of Iridium's 66 satellites at $5 billion (Part IV / Responses) - April 21, 2000,

8. Rescue of Iridium's 66 satellites at $5 billion (Part III / Responses) - April 15, 2000,

9. Rescue of Iridium's 66 satellites at $5 billion (Part II / Responses) - April 8, 2000,

10. Rescue of Iridium's 66 satellites at $5 billion - April 5, 2000.

List of listserve distributions about Manaus mini-workshop at

1. Possible brainstorming in Caracas, Venezuela in November - June 6, 2000

2. Brief report of my visit to the University of Roraima on 6/3rd - June 6, 2000

3. Brief report about our Manaus mini-workshop, 5/31-6/2 - June 4, 2000

4. Message of Program Chair for Manaus mini-workshop, 5/31-6/2, 2000 - May 26, 2000

5. Paper on GUS for 5/31-6/2, 2000 Manaus workshop - May 15, 2000

From: JIMMSL@aol.com
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 16:05:19 EDT
Subject: Re: Rescue of Iridium's 66 satellites at $5 billion (Part II/Responses)

Tak -
Another consideration for Iridium.

Ignore the telephony line side of the equation - The Iridium network uses a
carrier in the Ka bandidth to transmit between satellites to carry from one
gateway to another Trunks), then can use terrestial lines for the final link.
There are 11 gateways in major countries around the world.

Depending on the Ka technology in the downlink, it is possible that an
inexpensive gateway can be developed in remote areas, providing the higher
carrier bandwidth via this downlink, i.e., the trunk side of the circuit.
Demultiplexing/muxing a trunk is simpler than trying to manage the multiple
call paths on the line side of this network. This also eliminates the
expensive handset that the Iridium spec says may handle 2400 bps. Ka antennas
are small >1Meter typically so this should be inexpensive and easily installed.

The biggest issue is probably the lifetime of the constellation, unless it is
seen as a short term, early entry for Globestar or Teledesic - like systems,
but they have already reviewed this option. For humanitaran use, it would be
tragic to get it started and then see it dissolve in 5 years.

Your discussion group has once again shown that there are definite
application needs in developing, under-served areas for bandwidth and
comnnectivity. Keep up the good work.

Jim Miller

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:56:46 -0400
From: John Mack <jlmack@erols.com>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Rescue of Iridium's 66 satellites at $5 billion (Part II/Responses)


Just prior to Iridium's demise, I had initiated talks between Iridium
and WorldSpace (my former employer), to combine their systems to provide
virtually global Internet. The Iridium system would provide the thin
uplink and the Worldspace (WS) system the relatively fast downlink.
Utilizing the WS receiver (cost about $300) attached to a computer would
provide the ability to do telemedicine, distance education, etc., as
well as provide commercial possibilities for entities to have video
conferencing (15 frames/sec) virtually anywhere. The humanitarian
aspects could be approached through the WS foundation
<www.worldspace.org> with income from the commercial side
<www.worldspace.com> offsetting some (all?) of the operational costs.
Since Iridium collapsed I don't know where these talks ended but it
might be worth exploring the technological feasibility of such an
approach for VITA's mission as well as the mission of others who have
shown interest.


Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 04:05:50 -0400
From: PTKnight <ptknight@attglobal.net>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: "Rescue Iridium" workshop and GSTF project

Dear Tak:

Delighted to see the Rescue Irridium conference is going ahead and that the
GSTF will be on the agenda as well. In my work here in Brazil I have become
even more convinced that GSTF is a significant initiative, and we can't afford
to drop the ball, or as the Brazilians say, "deixar a peteca cair".

I fear the "not invented here" syndrome is affecting some international
organizations such as the World Bank which should be interested. They have so
many other initiatives, that this is getting lost in the dust. But it is very
much in their interest and that of their clients that it go forward. The legal
framework of a multi-donor grant making organization developed at such pains
for infoDev (which as far as I can tell is having trouble mobilizing funding)
could be used easily to set up GSTF, which would be larger than infoDev by
many orders of magnitude (I hope we are talking about US$billions compared
with millions for infoDev, which still has a considerable backlog of approved,
but unfunded projects. In fact, many potential infoDev projects are never even
presented because it is known the wait is so long and the funds so relatively small.

My only problem with the proposed agenda is that it doesn't explicitly give
enough attention to discussion of the GSTF. While Irridium is very sexy, I
have, as you know, serious doubts about whether it will be possible to keep
this high-priced system in orbit. Nevertheless, I am very happy to see the
potential for doing so debated by real experts in satellite technology. I
would hope someone from INTELSAT and say Uri Bar-Zemer would also attend. It
is very good that Janice Brodman is going to participate. She is very
knowledgeable and well plugged in to many other organizations.

My own feeling is that GSTF is a much more workable proposition, since it
would use existing, funded and functional satellites and fiber, and mobilize
resources in kind from their owners, plus benefit the owners by purchasing
additional broadband capacity using the financial resources on non-owners of
broad bandwidth. I am thinking of corporations which indirectly benefit, e.g.
CISCO, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, etc. There are sources, such as the Gates
Foundation (run by Bill Gates' father) that could contribute such $$$ resources.

That is one of the many nice aspects of GSTF -- by giving some bandwidth away,
the owners also get new business by selling some more bandwidth purchased by
other non-owner donors.

Another key element which should be attracting the major international
organizations and the global telecom community is the policy conditionality,
and the participatory form in which it would be established under the GSTF
proposal -- i.e. the ITU, INTELSAT, UNESCO, WHO, and World Bank Group are
being asked to CONVENE working groups, including private sector, NGO,
foundation, national government agencies, and other stakeholders to work out
the minimum requirements for access to the free bandwidth for educational and
health projects.

I will definitely be at the conference on June 20. Only problem is an
apointment, long postponed, with peridontist at 11:00. If I can't change it, I
will have to absent myself from about 10:30-12:15 (guessing times from Balston
to downtown and back).

With best regards,


Peter T. Knight
Knight-Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
1808 I Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006, USA

Rio Office
Avenida Atlíntica 4002/501
22070-002 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

Tel/Fax: 55-21-522-7068 Call first to fax
Cellular: 55-21-9752-5972
ptknight@attglobal.net; peter@knight-moore.com
http://www.knight-moore.com http://cdinet.com

From: "Hands Computers" <Hands-on@mlstn.com>
To: <utsumi@friends-partners.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 13:52:08 -0700

Dear Dr. T. Utsumi,

I write on behalf of Computer Literacy Project (CLP), an ICT sector NGO based
in Nigeria. Although we unable to attend the "Rescue Iridium" meeting, we are
interested in the fate of the Iridium Project. We shall therefore be grateful
I you could let us know the out come of the meeting.

We would want to see what role we could play in saving the Iridium Peoject.


Y. Z. Ya'u
Executive Director
Computer Literacy Project (CLP)

From: "Ed Dodds" <dodds@home.com>
To: "Tak Utsumi \(E-mail\)" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Iridium Satellite Phone Gets Offer
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 14:49:04 -0500

Iridium Satellite Phone Gets Offer
San Francisco Examiner
A prominent investment firm is offering to save the Iridium satellite
telephone venture from destruction with a $50 million bid to acquire all of
the bankrupt company's assets. New York-based Castle Harlan Inc. revealed
Thursday that it has submitted a proposal to the federal court overseeing
the bankruptcy case, which had seemingly reached a climax in March when a
judge approved Iridium's request to cease operations and destroy its $5
billion constellation of more than 66 satellites by pulling them from orbit

Ed Dodds
ICQ 49457096

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 11:38:15 -0400
From: "Marlee R. Norton" <mnorton@ntca.org>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Iridium

Dr. Utsumi,

One of mt colleagues in our Business and
Technology Division brought this to my
attention (see below) . Does this have any
impact on our meeting?

Iridium Seeks Court Approval for Asset Sale to Castle Harlan

Troubled satellite-phone concern Iridium
LLC is seeking federal bankruptcy court
approval to sell most of its assets to New
York-based buyout firm Castle Harlan Inc.
for $50 million. Under the terms, Castle
Harlan also would pay $900,000 a month
from the time the court approves the sale
until the deal closes. The U.S. Bankruptcy
Court in Manhattan will consider Iridium's
request at a hearing Wednesday. Castle
Harlan filed a letter expressing interest in
acquiring Iridium. The proposal provides for
a 45-day period for Castle Harlan to
determine the viability of Iridium's business
plan and whether it wants to proceed.
Iridium, a $5 billion venture, backed largely
by Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection last
August in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
Southern District of New York. The
company aimed to provide satellite phone
service in areas not served by cellular
communications. Iridium hoped to have
about one million subscribers; its
subscriber base stalled at about 50,000.
Customers viewed the service as
expensive and complicated to use.

Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 10:09:01 -0300
From: PTKnight <ptknight@attglobal.net>
To: "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>,
Joe Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>, Uri Bar-Zemer <uri@ids.net>
Subject: Iridium Satellite Phone Gets Offer

Know anything about this company? Situation?



Excerpt from

Iridium Satellite Phone Gets Offer
Updated 6:41 PM ET June 1, 2000

By BRUCE MEYERSON, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - A prominent investment firm is offering to save
the Iridium satellite telephone venture from destruction with a $50
million bid to acquire all of the bankrupt company's assets.

New York-based Castle Harlan Inc. revealed Thursday that it has
submitted a proposal to the federal court overseeing the bankruptcy
case, which had seemingly reached a climax in March when a judge
approved Iridium's request to cease operations and destroy its $5
billion constellation of more than 66 satellites by pulling them from orbit.

Motorola, the lead investor in one of the costliest business
debacle in history, had quietly kept the satellites running over
the past few months, hopeful a last-minute bidder might emerge. The
chances of finding a savior seemed slim once wireless pioneer Craig
McCaw withdrew plans to bail out the company in early March, however.

The Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola said Thursday it would not
make any investment in the new venture, and set a one-month
deadline for resolving certain unidentified issues to keep the
satellites running.

"Motorola has been in discussions with Castle Harlan for
several weeks. We have been working with them on various issues
related to their potential acquisition, and we need to have all
those issues resolved by the end of June," the company said in a
statement read by spokesman Rusty Brashear.

Brashear estimated Motorola has been spending "several millions
dollars" per month to operate the satellites.

"We've been running this constellation at our own expense for
several months, so we don't want to see a protracted discussion
period for this," he explained. Brashear declined to elaborate.

The Castle Harlan proposal, which would also include a monthly
payment of $900,000 from the time the court approves the sale until
the deal closes, will be considered at a hearing requested next
Wednesday by Iridium.

The request by the Washington-based Iridium invites competing
bids by other parties to be submitted by July 28. At $50 million,
Castle Harlan would be buying the satellite system for just a penny
or two on the dollar compared with what it cost to build and launch
the system.

Iridium launched its mobile phone service in late 1998, but
quickly stumbled amid complaints about large clunky phones and
prohibitive prices - as much as $3,000 per phone and up to $7 per
minute for calls.

Prices for the phones and calls were cut sharply last summer,
but too late to restore customer confidence, especially with an
aggressive new rival - Globalstar Telecommunications LP -
introducing service in recent months.

Castle Harlan was co-founded by John K. Castle, who is the
former chief executive of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, the
investment firm that has been advising Iridium.

The proposal provides for a 45-day period during which Castle
Harlan would determine the viability of its business plan. If it
determines that the plan is not viable, Castle Harlan said, it is
under no obligation to proceed with the acquisition.

Excerpt from
Network Magazine
Vol. 15, No. 6, Page 26
June 2000

Fire in the Sky
Andy Dornan

Denizens of small or remote towns around the globe -- largely absent
from the radar screens of cellular operators -- have been banking on satellite
phone service to deliver roaming connectivity. Now, however, it looks like
those dreams are further than ever from reality.

In March 2000, Iridium (www.iridium.com) officially declared bankruptcy.
Iridium was the first of the "Big Low Earth Orbit [LEO]" constellations to
enter commercial service, offering global telephone and very slow data
services. However, while Iridium offered great coverage, it couldn't compete
with the prices of cellular phone operators.

Iridium's collapse is hurting other global satellite systems. Teledesic,
for example, which was planning a satellite-based broadband Internet service,
saw its launch date slip from 2002 to 2004. Another broadband provider, ICO,
has gone bankrupt. It lost its first satellite to a rocket failure in March 2000.

Finally, Globalstar has had to slash its prices to less than $1,000 for
a phone purchase and $1 per minute for a call charge, compared to Iridium's
$3,000 phone and $7 per-minute charge.

If there's a positive side to all of this, it's that more than 200
companies, including Orbcomm, are planning "Little LEO" constellations, which
use as few as two satellites for narrowband data services. While these less-
ambitious ventures only cover part of the world and can suffer from long
latency as a transmitter waits for a satellite to appear, they're still good
news to underserved areas around the globe.

Who's Who in Satellite Services

System Function Status

Orbcomm Data Partly operational
(www.orbcomm.com) (4.8 Kbps) since 1997

Globalstar Voice and data Partly operational
(www.globalstar.com) (9.6 Kbps) since 1999

Iridium Voice and data Out of service
(www.iridium.com) (2.4 Kbps)

ICO Voice and data Bankrupt, but
(www.ico.com) (144 Kbps) ready to launch

Teledesic Voice and data Planned for 2004
(www.teledesic.net) (2 Mbps)

Excerpt from
Burns Telecommunications Center
Montana State University
Vol. I, Issue #10
Spring 2000

International News

The BTC continues to explore and expand efforts to support involvement with
the Global University System (GUS). Dr. Tak Utsumi, Kim Obbink, Ken Roko, and
Nels Sanddal, director of the Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation, met
recently in Washington, D.C. to promote plans for telehealth efforts that will
serve emergency medical personnel rural areas of Montana, the South Pacific,
and the Philippines. Meetings were held with staff of the Office for the
advancement of Telehealth, the World Bank, International Research & Exchanges
Board, the National Science Foundation, US Information Agency, and the Benton
Foundation. Regional GUS conferences are currently being planned in the
United Kingdom, Brazil, and the Philippines. As an administrative center and
satellite hub for North America and the Asia-Pacific region, the BTC will take
a lead role in planning efforts for the Philippines conference and in the
development of prototype programs for GUS delivery.

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 14:37:05 -0400
From: Joseph Pelton <jpelton@SEAS.GWU.EDU>
Organization: Institute for Applied Space Research
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Re: Inquiry on the date of workshop for "Rescue Iridium" project-Reply

Dear Tak: Yes I can make it, but I do wonder if there is any specific new
information. I have not heard back any positive reply with regard to a rescue
by the U.S. Air Force. I would hope that we can discuss other topics. For
instance, Worldspace has pledged 5% of their space capacity for tele-education
and tele-health and they now have radio receivers that can be obtained for
under $50. There is interest in trying to set up a summit meeting with leaders
of INTELSAT, Worldspace, WorldBank, and other leaders to discuss ways to
accomplish the goals of the Global Services Trust Fund. I believe these topics
should be on the agenda as well. Best wishes. Joe Pelton

Reference web sites


2. Tampere conference (Finland, August 1999)

3. Global University System:


Paper on GUS for the Manaus, Amazon mini-workshop (May 2000)

Memorandum of Understanding for GUS Partnerships

4. Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework

5. Global broadband Internet networks

6. Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):


GSTF as [Arthur C.] Clarke telecommunications project

7. Manaus workshop

English version

Portuguese version

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Roger Lee Boston
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John C. Afele, Ph.D
International Program for Africa
Department of Plant Agriculture
Johnston Hall, Room 136
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel: +1-519-824-4120 ext 6419
Fax: +1-519-763-8933
Email: jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1808 I Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 1-202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202-362-8482 (home)
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
IP for CU-SeeMe:
http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/GSTF.html -- about GSTF

Y. Z. Ya'u
Executive Director
Computer Literacy Project (CLP)

Edward Dodds
Association for the Development of Religious Information Systems (ADRIS)
PO Box 210735
Nashville TN 37221-0735
Fax: 508-632-0370

Marlee R. Norton
Director of Program Development
National Telephone Cooperative Association
4121 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA. 22203
Tel: 703-351-2007
Fax: 703-351-2027
E-mail: mnorton@ntca.org
Website: www.ntca.org

Professor Seth G. Neugroschl
Co-chair Columbia University Seminar on Computers, Man and Society
Columbia University
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New York, NY 10128

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
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