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Lanthus Corporation
Surrogate Executive
Accessions Management

[press release]

Integral harmony and maintenance of systems accessioned at the executive level for surrogate management, is hereïn standardized to computer-digital secure performance data uploading and monitoring.

[This release contains equivocal forward-looking statements]

IRIDIUM SALVAGE: (2000-2001)

[Under revision for the effect on the proposed Iridium Satellite constellation re-purposing pursuant to the late NOV-DEC 1999 decision by the Bankruptcy Court of Southern New York, and the contractual development by the Pentagon in taking control of the Motorola-Iridium system at a fractional cost reported estimated at $72M increasing to $252M in 6 years. The military defense move appears to refute most popular political estimates of the drastic need for increasing military communications, the military-priority-one supply-line, but offers little explanation for the acquisition of essentially commercial technology susceptible to jamming: the Iridium system is encrypted, jam-resistant, but not designed jam-proof, nor stealth, as these harder technologies become the exclusory realm and prerogative of military national defense - though Lanthus also purposes them for the public national defense operating at reduced stealth, hardness, and challenge]

As the world faces increasingly complex and higher technology systems failures at the economic level, the imperative to save these systems becomes cost-and-budget effective: Such systems need not be obsolete but by their immense size have taken-on such appearance as worries significantly more political-budget strategists so requiring executive level command-shoring to secure and restore near-original operations. Oftimes this is little more than upgrading the client by upgrading the concept potential. Gone are the days of efficacious 17-year patents, despite the US Congressional contrarity legally lengthening these to 20 years: Industrial competitions in the higher technologies upgrade annually, and new technologies supersede contemporaries in five.

The recently scheduled demise of USA multi-vestee Iridium CORP's 66 [designated 77] Satellite Digital-Telephony Constellation, supplies an example:

Iridium's original purpose was to serve a vast client-base of (27 million) personally mobile users, but as the electronics technology progressed rapidly (as was in fact well-known and near-predictable) during the years-long development and implementation phases, the diminishing costs of component replacement and through-put upgrades, without corroborative planned system bandwidth flexibility, precipitated an attitude of system economics failure: it became apparent the system could be out-run by building new systems in the contemporary frame - which newer large systems are suffering similar throes: Gone are the days of efficacious 17-year patents, despite the US Congressional contrarity which legally lengthened these to 20 years. The solution we found at and for Lanthus to take-over the Iridium system, was simply that, as personal telephony had indeed become deregulatedly inexpensive and proliferative, both cellular and satellite, in the matched-market, predominantly USA-EURO, so that these others became first-buy, and the Iridium prospects became delayed by both component-service cost preemption and market match subduction (meaning, buyers centralize and wait for the less-well-matched coverage to be eventually picked-up by their first-buy choice) and seemed to investors to have foundered in its intent.

This becomes more common as large infrastructured government-like systems develop on the higher technologies: We at NEMO are concerned for GNSC Fleet obsolescence: The sedentary tendency of poor grade economics in the USA-EURO matched-market has solutions, too, but the greater concern is to educate this market to desire to hold to its potential progress: an education failing before self-styled agencies-of-change budget-lopping at the top-technologists, leaving the lesser groping for direction: a simple armageddon of addiction-confidence-dependency self-subsidence, that can be effectually resolved only by proving the gain of better education, as should have been: education should have thrown-off the age-old pollutions manifestly infesting the national college campuses: the concern for the future is that the solution should not remain so unspeakable before the ploy of the same counter-agency, as the unworthy-of-askance pollutions themselves: a Christ-potent scenario.

Our solution for Iridium was simply to upgrade the client from personal to in situ congregational: the air transport industry promontorily has needed the upgrade to live digital data-base command and communication for decades (we foresaw in the late '70's), and Iridium still has adequate bandwidth to solve this need, for effectually the same number of end-users: merely congregated in 500's on jumbo aircraft.

Lanthus claim on Iridium

Lanthus proposed ca MAR 2000 a restoration of the Iridium satellite constellation to full operation with minimal substitutions of services: mainly the hand held units would not be supported for large scale manufacture, though those remaining could be sold and would work, but the electronics therein would be re-packaged and re-interfaced for built-in's, typically 2-3 per aircraft, for every major aircraft that flies globally or cross-continental, or shorter routes until the system is full - and even that could be expanded per the original Iridium plans. Thus system salvage would be accomplished nearly 100%, or better under the current sales plan, as outfitting every major aircraft would be of immediate benefit, and highly sellable.

The Iridium Satellite system, itself being space-based, precludes significant component salvage, and therefore outside the scope and intents of the usual Bankruptcy and Salvage Laws and Rules of the Sea and Land - the base-end equipment salvage would be impossible at any ordinary, even if large, price. But the system itself is not malfunctioning, but is not financially supported - the sole reason for the demise of the venture: thus there is no salvage in the usual sense of inoperable assets available for scrap value - the major equipment is not in scrap condition, and is not inexpensively retrievable: two conditions for permitting legal salvage and repossession where no previous contract existed.

Therefore it is deemed reasonable to question whether any salvage is possible, and just how much, should be salvaged, and what is the fair price to pay for this high-end-only right. Lanthus proposed that as it could salvage at the system level, by restoring the entire system to full function and benefit, and by keeping the original staffs, equipments, with standard maintain replacements and upgrades, and that any price Lanthus could offer, if not exceeded by group proposing at least as much thoroughness in salvage, should succeed to permit.

Again: Any other large offer for however slightly but significantly less recovery in salvage, has no reason for being, inasmuch as the lesser salvages were disqualified by the conditions explained. Therefor Lanthus has deemed itself legal and palpable interest, and its offer of $1 sufficed its purpose and legality.

Lanthus Surrogate Accessions Management

Several large systems, projects, subprojects, benefit through Lanthus:
  • Iridium, described above, is a digital telephony 66 satellite constellation capable of covering the Earth globe 24/hours/day with minor temporal gaps. Lanthus has proposed and forwarded upgrading the erstwhile personal Iridium clientelle to group clientelle including every major airline, aircraft, airport that flies the major world lines, with 2-3 receivers aboard each airplane conveying digital flight-path-data directly between the aircraft and the nearby and ahead air traffic controllers, with fly-time live rerouting where needed, the airports of origin and destination, the airline liaison, the aircraft manufacturer, all fly-time live as needed, before, during, and after every flight, for trivial digital-secure scheduling, routing, in-flight maintenance, multi-lingual verbal verifications (capacity supplied in situ by Iridium), and emergency responses. Lanthus shall accession the entire system, including the 66-78 (spared) satellites constellation, cross-link relay satellites, and ground hubs. Lanthus shall retain most of the operation intact or restored to full. The personal hand-units shall be accomodated where possible: the system is believed to be large enough to handle the increased communications traffic between air-points, while keeping the few thousands hand units viable: buy is also potential as manufacturing of these has ceased, and shall be replaced by manufacture of the air-point-to-points digital telephony radio gear installed in aircrafts and ground bases. ($5-7 billion)
  • GNSC Fleet Space Operations, science research space cruisers operating to 80 AU, to Pluton, and beyond; Lanthus shall accession the quantity of (53) tonnes of plutonium239 from the nuclear ICBM arsenals of the USA and former USSR, FOB Mid-high Earth Orbit, for use in the GNSC Grand Nuclear Space Cruisers, distributed nominally uniformly among the Fleet; nuclear power rocket engines, auxiliary nuclear power units, small navigation-weapons defenses (asteroid disintegrators). Lanthus shall also accession sufficient uranium238 to breed and maintain plutonium stores onboard each of the GNSC's. (est. 53 tonnes × $10 million/tonne)
  • GNSC Grand Nuclear Space Cruisers (est. 12× $10 billion each)
  • Wision--SesQuaTercet USA movie screenplays (8): ARCHAEODUS; Professors' Spring Break, trilogy; The StarTrails Game; Comeback Mouse Uber Alles; Great Space Race, of the 21st Century; (est. 7× $5-10 million each); Second Opinions, First Ties (est. $200 million);
  • Wision--SesQuaTercet USA Productions, The StarTrails Game Simulator-Trainor, education-entertainment (est. 100× $5 million each-franchise)
  • Science articles bases, for project NEMO, project 'lambhorn' (est. 2× $2M each)
  • Wision--SesQuaTercet USA options, science articles text bases (est. 2× $100K each)
  • Wision--SesQuaTercet USA movie production sets, cgi-graphics, equipments, properties, costumes, props (est. $2× $2M each)
  • Tele-phane/Vid-Link, distance-conferencing communications system (est. 1000× $2M-10M/installation)
  • project SkyHook, suborbit-to-MEOorbit stepping-stage: The concept is that while a GEO-rope-trick elevator to GEOrbit is beyond current tensional weight-lifting technologies, it is also constrained to elevator-like operation: What mass goes up, comes down - to keep it the station in orbit: Additional mass uploading requires augmenting station-keeping fuel - the benefit is that a direct-to-GEO upload is slightly more efficient, having no long duration (minutes) inefficient booster thrusting. However, by lowering the station to MEO, the cable length is dramatically shorter, feasible, and the elevator base is moving, which provides a safety in an aborted upload, and provides for the air-shuttle to pull the station forward using more efficient atmospheric [fanjet] engines, pumping the station orbit ... and upload mass increases to arbitrary proportions: potentially millions of air fliers, and for arbitrarily long vacations in outerspace: a Hotel MEO at Lanthus scenario economics.

    Lanthus operates on open-information technologies: with no hidden agendas.

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    References: (published documents)
    submittals MAR/APR 2000 NEMO/ABE, Motorola, Iridium, FCC, yahoo
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    'Majestic Service in a Solar System'
    Nuclear Emergency Management

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