Monday, May 3, 2010

"Zombiesat" Threatens Other Satellites

A geosynchronous satellite has stopped responding to commands and is drifting toward other communications satellites. The nearest is only 2-degrees away at 36,000-km. My high school math makes that about 628 kilometers.

This is not the first time this has happened. There are more than 160 dead communications satellites parked at two "dead zones".

This time, though, the zombiesat is drifting toward the living.

Yahoo News.

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