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Topic # 27126 15-Oct-2008 14:05
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Due to a recent change in the health of the MARISAT-F2 Telemetry and Command subsystem Intelsat General has determined that they can no longer safely operate the satellite through 2010 as previously hoped.

Continued operation of the satellite risks potential loss of positive control resulting in interference to other satellite systems and a physical hazard to operating satellites.

Intelsat General has decided to de-orbit and decommission MARISAT-F2 at the end of the current option year ending 29 November 2008. In the event of a further degradation of the sub-system they may be forced to de-orbit earlier.? De-orbit manoeuvres are being planned to begin 30 November 2008.?




{MOD EDIT : SP : Moved to "Off Topic" forum, thanks Detruire}




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  Reply # 171294 15-Oct-2008 15:24
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Thanks for the info Marty.

Is there another bird ready to take over? Or are some services going to be affected?

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  Reply # 171331 15-Oct-2008 17:46
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What does this have to do with broadband?




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  Reply # 171494 16-Oct-2008 12:09
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Well its a communications satellite providing broadband service so yeah I guess you can go figure that one out yourself.

duh...




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  Reply # 171499 16-Oct-2008 12:15
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GOES-3 will be providing broadband coverage in the interim to south pole. Goes-3 has a lower supported data rate though.

Nasa's TDRS-F1 also provides coverage.




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  Reply # 171576 16-Oct-2008 15:51
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martinschcnz: Well its a communications satellite providing broadband service so yeah I guess you can go figure that one out yourself.

duh...

Looks like the thread has been moved to the off-topic section. Wink




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  Reply # 171609 16-Oct-2008 17:31
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Do you feel you have a small victory now..





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  Reply # 171611 16-Oct-2008 17:53
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I feel that I defeated your "duh".




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  Reply # 171612 16-Oct-2008 17:57
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Fair enough...

But I do think though it was quite on topic being related to broadband.

DSL is not the only type of broadband and in fact it's dubious if Telecoms DSL offering can really even be called "broad" band....

Satellite comms provide real broadband for real men...

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  Reply # 171627 16-Oct-2008 18:51
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Does it serve New Zealand?




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It's well past you kiddies bed time, thread locked

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