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Eutelsat W2 at 16E suffers on-board failure.

January 28, 2010 · Filed Under Uncategorized 

It has been reported that the Eutelsat W2 satellite at the 16 degrees east orbital position has suffered an on-board failure.

It has positioned itself into a ’safe mode’ pointing to the sun, this has rendered many services that were using the satellite unobtainable.

Some channels have been transfrerred to the EB 16 satellite also at the same orbital position, Eutelsat have also said that Eutelsat W2M which was previously at 3 degrees will be temporarily moved to 16 degrees east to try and help with the situation.

Satellite television packages affected include the Albanian DigitAlb service and Bulgarian Tring.

News is currently awaited as to whether W2 will be fixed, and also whether all services that were using W2 will be accomodated.
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