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.
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[caption id="attachment_106151" align="alignright" width="398"] An artist's impression of the new satellite in-orbit. Courtesy of Thales Alenia Space[/caption] Thales Alenia Space Read more
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