Friday, January 21, 2005


Lost in space: the Pacific missing link

`The reported loss of a communications satellite owned by a Bermuda-based company has left 10 South Pacific nations and territories and part of Antarctica without telephone contact with the outside world. [..]

In what global satellite operator Intelsat calls “an extremely rare event”, its $100 million ($131 million) IS-804 orbiting spacecraft moved out of its programmed alignment and was lost on Saturday.’

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