Apstar 6 has faulty solar array so Apstar 6C rides in to the rescue

by | Jun 1, 2018 | Reliability Info, Satellites, Seradata News

The communications satellite Apstar 6 operating over 134 degrees East in the geostationary arc, is reported to have had to turn off several of its transponders following a solar array fault discovered on 27 May 2018. As a result, the Hong Kong-based owner of the satellite, APT Satellite Holdings has moved Apstar 6C to the 134 degrees East position to take over its traffic.

Illustration showing Apstar 6. Courtesy: Thales Alenia Space

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