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DirecTV to de-orbit Spaceway-1 satellite due to explosion risk

Monday 27 January 2020 | 11:14 CET | News
DirecTV wants to urgently de-orbit its Spaceway-1 satellite out of the geostationary arc due to a battery failure that may cause it to explode, according to SpaceNews.com. DirecTV told the US Federal Communications Commission that it does not have time to deplete the remaining fuel on Spaceway-1 before disposing of it by boosting it 300 kilometers above the geostationary arc.

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Companies: DirecTV
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