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Intelsat-29e satellite suffers fuel leak, spotted drifting along GEO arc


Intelsat-29e satellite suffers fuel leak, spotted drifting along GEO arc Intelsat’s first Epic-series high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is drifting in orbit after back-to-back anomalies, forcing the company to shift customers to other spacecraft. Intelsat said April 10 that the propulsion system on the three-year-old satellite “experienced damage” — the cause of which it did not identify — resulting in a fuel leak. While attempting to restore services from the satellite, Intelsat said a second problem surfaced that resulted in a loss of communications with the satellite.   More



(Source: Space News - Apr 11)

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