Major Atlantic Satellite Moves!!
> INTELSAT Announces New Deployment Plan to Accommodate Satellite Anomaly
> INTELSAT announced the adoption of a new satellite deployment
> plan to accommodate an anomaly experienced Sept 11th on the INT.
> 605 satellite located at 335.5 degrees East. The 605 spacecraft
> experienced a deficiency of telemetry which may eventually affect
> INTELSAT's ability to monitor the satellite in a normal
> operational manner. There is no effect on the traffic carried on the
> satellite and none is anticipated. The new deployment plan noted below
> has been developed as a precautionary measure to ensure that
> INTELSAT's high quality of customer service remains unaffected.
> The 605 spacecraft will continue to be operated at the 335.5 degrees
> East location until the new deployment plan is implemented. Customers
> on the 605 spacecraft will be transferred to the INTELSAT 603
> spacecraft when it assumes its operational role as noted below.
> An INTELSAT VIII will be deployed to 332.5°E to release INTELSAT 601.
> INTELSAT 601 will be relocated to 325.5°E to release INTELSAT 603.
> INTELSAT 603 will be relocated to 335.5°E to replace INTELSAT 605.
> INTELSAT 605 will be relocated to perform a new operational role.
> In announcing this action, INTELSAT Vice President, Sales & Marketing,
> Gary Smith, stated "our ability to continue meeting our customer
> service requirements while accommodating a satellite anomaly such as
> this is a testament to INTELSAT's engineering expertise and
> unrivalled system operations. We'll continue to
> ensure that INTELSAT's 24-satellite fleet remains the most
> reliable communications system in the world," he added.
> INTELSAT owns and operates the world's most extensive global
> communications satellite system. With 1996 revenues of over US$910
> million, the INTELSAT system provides voice/data and video services to
> customers around the world.
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