Intelsat IS-33 satellite suffers second on-board problem that threatens service life

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE: Intelsat said many people concluded from this article that a fresh anomaly had occurred aboard IS-33e since Intelsat filed its insurance claim, and that customers might see degraded service as a result. The second anomaly, reported here, was fully integrated into Intelsat's claim, and there is no effect on the satellite's performance -- only its anticipated service life. Here is a Q&A with Intelsat that deals with the issue:

PARIS — The Intelsat IS-33 satellite launched in August 2016, which took longer than expected to enter . . .

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