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Satellite out of control!

Post by genlock » Tue May 11, 2010 3:47 pm

Communications company Intelsat said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 8, possibly because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm. Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so Galaxy 15 is creeping toward the adjacent path of another TV communications satellite that serves U.S. cable companies.
Galaxy 15 continues to receive and transmit satellite signals, and they will probably interfere with the second satellite, known as AMC 11, if Galaxy 15 drifts into its orbit as expected around May 23, according to AMC 11's owner, SES World Skies.
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Re: Satellite out of control!

Post by Cameron » Tue May 11, 2010 9:35 pm

Is that the HITS bird? "Headend in the sky".

Crap... No that's the primary Viacom nets/history/discoverynets uplink.

Wait CSPAN analog is there...we're testin' Star Wars!

How many Galaxy birds are they gonna' lose? I'm still reallin' from the G4/G11/G4-R/G16 fun!
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