Ailing Intelsat satellite begins new life in orbit after historic servicing mission success

Apr 17, 2020
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They need to use that technology to start removing all those satellites up there that no longer work, and charge the places that launched them with the recovery price.

" About 1,100 active satellites, both government and private. Plus there are about 2,600 ones that no longer work. "
 
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Apr 7, 2020
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They need to use that technology to start removing all those satellites up there that no longer work, and charge the places that launched them with the recovery price.

" About 1,100 active satellites, both government and private. Plus there are about 2,600 ones that no longer work. "
The satellite they refueled was way up in geosynchronous orbit. Those satellites are too high up to be practically moved to burn up in the atmosphere. They are moved to a parking orbit higher up when there lives are over and they are not hazards as there is a lot of space up there. As for the lower orbits there is a lot of junk that needs to be cleared. Fortunately modern sats leave enough fuel so they can deorbit themselves at the end of their lives.
 

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