A major communications satellite serving the Americas has unexpectedly and mysteriously shut down, knocking some customers offline. The Intelsat Americas-7 satellite, operated by Intelsat Limited of Pembroke, Bermuda, US, suddenly lost power at 0730 GMT on 28 November. No cause has been identified as yet.
More details at Newscientist
Major communication satellite offline due to puzzling problems
Posted on Tuesday, Nov 30 2004 @ 19:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck