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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 03:00 PM

A large satellite appears to be falling apart in geostationary orbit

It is not clear what might have caused the AMC-9 satellite to become unresponsive.

Eric Berger - Jul 2, 2017 2:41 am UTC


On the morning of June 17, the Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES lost control of a large satellite in geostationary space, nearly 36,000km above the Earth's surface. Shortly after, the satellite operator began working with another company that specializes in space situational awareness to track the drifting machine, AMC-9. A few days ago that company, ExoAnalytic Solutions, saw the AMC-9 satellite begin to fragment.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

A satellite may be falling apart in geostationary orbit [Updated]
It is not clear what might have caused the AMC-9 satellite to become unresponsive.

Eric Berger - Jul 2, 2017 2:55 pm UTC

https://arstechnica....ationary-orbit/