Intelsat: Here’s the status of the IS-33e satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat has raised concerns that an earlier story here — http://bit.ly/2vE7o93 — left the impression that the IS-33e satellite might be unable to serve its customers because of an anomaly with its attitude-control system.

This is not the case.

IS-33e has suffered two fuel-related issues. The first occurred just after launch in August 2016, when the main orbit-raising thruster malfunctioned, forcing the satellite to spend extra time and fuel to reach its . . .

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