The internet site broadbandreports.com has indicated that the Spaceway 3 communications satellite owned by Hughes Network Systems was knocked out as the result of a solar storm losing service from 0400GMT on 13 March. The service on that satellite was restored on the following day. The source also indicates that the week previously, the LightSquared-owned Skyterra 1 satellite was knocked out on 7 March but has yet to be returned to service.
Spaceway 3 temporarily knocked out by solar storm – LightSquared’s SkyTerra 1 may not be so lucky
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