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Aging Telesat satellite running out of fuel as projected LEO costs soar


Aging Telesat satellite running out of fuel as projected LEO costs soar Canada’s Telesat is bracing for a revenue hit in 2023 after being forced to retire its Anik F2 satellite from full service three years earlier than planned. The aging Boeing-built satellite has been operating under a workaround mode for the past year after two of its four station-keeping thrusters suffered an anomaly. One of the thrusters failed while the second continued to support operations with some constraints, Telesat said Aug. 5, enabling the company to avoid impacting Anik F2 customers that are mainly based in Canada.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Aug 6)

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