Measat-3 appears adrift in GEO arc, likely total loss; insured for $45 million; replacement Measat-3D arrives in 2022

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE July 18: This story has been updated to include Measat's July 17 statement acknowledging that Measat-3 was in an uncontrolled drift along the geostationary arc, and saying the company had asked the U.S. Combined Space Operations Center, CSpOC, to inform other operators when the satellite enters their orbital slots.

PARIS — The Measat-3 satellite is a likely total loss in orbit following a series of anomalies starting June 21 that have left in what looks like an uncontrolled westward drift along the geostationary arc, satellite tracking services . . .

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