'Zombie' satellite prompts orbital waltz

25th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Two telecom satellites are about to begin an unusual orbital dance above the Pacific Ocean to try to evade the interference from a third, failed satellite, a SES World Skies spokesman said on Tuesday. Control was lost of Intelsat's Galaxy-15 platform in April. It will not take commands from the ground and is in a drift towards neighbouring spacecraft.

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