Omission The following Utility patent was inadvertently omitted from the September 3, 1996 Official Gazette. 5,551,624 MEDIUM-EARTH-ALTITUDE SATELITE-BASED CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS Michael Horstein, Los Angeles; Peter H. Cress, Manhattan Beach; Roger J. Rusch, Palos Verdes Estates, all of Calif., assignors to TRW Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif Continuation of Ser. No. 134,030, Oct. 12, 1993, Pat. No. 5,439,190, which is a continuation in part of Ser. No. 890,510, May 28, 1992, Pat. No. 5,433,726, which is a continuation in part of Ser. No. 688,412, Apr. 22, 1991, abandoned. This application May 12, 1995, Ser. No. 440,311 Int. Cl.6 B64G 1/10 U.S. Cl. 244--158 R 33 Claims 1. A constellation of telecommunication satellites which provides 24-hour cellular telephone communication coverage over a predetermined latitude range around the world for a cellular transceiver having an omni-directional antenna operating at a power level as low as 1/2 watt, comprising: a plurality of less than 9 telecommunication satellites providing 24-hour cellular telephone communication coverage over a predetermined latitude range around the world which is less than whole earth coverage, each of said satellites having a plurality of multibeam antennas for enabling simultaneous bi-directional communication links with a plurality of cellular-based telecommunication devices; each of said satellites residing in one of a plurality of predetermined orbits, with the number of said predetermined orbits being different than the number of said satellites in each of said predetermined orbits; and each of said predetermined orbits being related to the other orbits such that each of said predetermined orbits has a predetermined inclination angle with respect to the equator, a predetermined altitude of between approximately 5600 nmi and 7500 nmi, and a predetermined ascending node spacing between satellites in different orbital planes.