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    Default 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. This satellite is tasked with tracking weather and other information for the eastern Canadian and US coasts, as well as the Caribbean region. You can read more about this here, at:
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    Default Re: Intelsat-29e satellite suffers fuel leak, spotted drifting along GEO arc

    I wonder if they have enough data to determine a cause.
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