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Eutelsat satellite fails in GEO
Posted: Sat, Feb 10, 2024, 11:45 AM ET (1645 GMT)
An aging Eutelsat communications satellite has failed. The company said Friday that it stopped providing services from the Eutelsat 113 West A satellite, located at 113 degrees west in GEO, after it suffered an unspecified anomaly. The 18-year-old satellite, three years past its design life, was providing C- and Ku-band video, data and government services, but was projected to generate only about $3.2 million in revenues over the next five months. Eutelsat said it was making every effort "to mitigate the potential adverse consequences on orbital safety" but did not say if it had lost complete control of the spacecraft.
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