Galaxy 15 Stumbles Around GEO

Zombiesat has three more satellites in its crosshairs, SpaceflightNow

"The out-of-control Galaxy 15 spacecraft will pass near three more orbiting broadcast platforms before it loses power in late August or early September, putting an end to the zombie satellite's menacing tour of the geostationary arc. Galaxy 15 stopped responding to commands from ground controllers in April, most likely due to a solar flare that zapped the satellite's electronics. But engineers are still analyzing the cause, according to David Thompson, chairman and CEO of Orbital Sciences Corp. Orbital manufactured Galaxy 15 for Intelsat."

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