Satellite Overload Monday


Sunday 11am ET Update: In response to a query from Ars, the AMC-9 satellite’s operator, Luxembourg-based SES, issued the following statement on Sunday morning:

In the early hours of 1st July, the SES Satellite Control reestablished contact to AMC-9. SES and the satellite manufacturer Thales are working around the clock to evaluate the status and define the next steps.

Tracking information received on 29 June had suggested that at least two separate objects were located in the vicinity of AMC-9. Their source has still to be determined. The new piece of information was included by Thales and SES in their investigations.

All relevant operators and agencies are being kept informed and will receive regular updates from SES. The current assessment is that there is no risk of a collision with other active satellites. AMC-9 and its status continue to being tracked by SES and agencies, including the Joint Space Operations Centre (JSpOC) and ExoAnalytic, a private firm and tracking service provider.

Since the incident on 17 June 2017, AMC-9 has been slowly moving westwards with its payload disabled and not causing interference. A majority of traffic has been transferred to other SES satellites and SES is working on a long-term plan to minimize disruption to customers.

@ ARS Technica


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14 Responses to Satellite Overload Monday

  1. Den says:

    Anyone that ever watched Gravity, the movie saw what a wad-up of satellites can do, the Kessler Syndrome would be disastrous.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Charles Blow hits a homer in today’s TNYT op-ed.


    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      I read that today! It was spot on, the absolute truth and he nailed the problem w/o pussy-footing around it.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Stick walked out to the optometrist, which was closed as was the nearby Birch & Barley. So back to the Tokyo Seoul after 76 minutes. Beautiful clear day; not too hot and breezy which both the hawks and I appreciate. The river is now clear enough to see the bottom, but I wouldn’t want to drink it.


  4. Den says:

    “We must be adamant that that will never come to pass. Trump is an abomination, and a cancer on the country, and none of us can rest until he is no longer holding the reins of power.”

    Spot on!


    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      THAT’S A FACT! Make no-bones about it. He IS the malignent tumor right now and it’s obvious to EVERYbody! He’s allowed to bumble on because of the traitorous, 7 Cardinal Sin republicans. They think there is something in it for them, siding against what would be good for their constituents, AKA “the common good.”

      I wonder what would cause Congress to turn against him. I guess we’ll see, eventually. This can’t go on forever.


  5. Den says:

    Buh bye!


  6. David B. Benson says:



  7. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Nighty, night. :*

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