Major communication satellite offline due to puzzling problems

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 30 2004 @ 19:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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


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