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To my untrained eye I see a weird claw or flower-like antenna array with eight petals in the shape reminiscent of concave dish but not really, that look like they might fold together but not really.
Then there's a stem that extends up to a flat solar panel.
But apart from an the antenna flower and solar panel I'm left asking myself "Where's the
Question: Why do Teledesic satellites look so weird? What are these structures and where's the satellite bus?
How does this "antenna flower" work? Where's the satellite bus?