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Companies are flying old satellites longer, study finds


Companies are flying old satellites longer, study finds Nearly a third of commercial geostationary communications satellites in orbit are operating beyond their design lives, a far higher figure than in previous years, according to a study. Research firm TelAstra of Los Angeles found that in 2020, some 31% of commercial geostationary comsats remained in service past their expected retirement, more than double the number of satellites putting in extra time in 2009.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Aug 12)

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