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Intelsat Plans “Space Tug”

Friday, March 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Advanced Television
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Reports out of the Satellite 2016 event in Washington DC suggest that satellite giant Intelsat is close to signing what is being described as a “pioneering” contract for an in-orbit ‘Space Tug’. The plans will see Intelsat link with Orbital ATK. They are not yet confirmed but the last time Intelsat looked at this they were talking about an automated spacecraft that would attach itself to an ailing satellite, perhaps with depleted fuel reserves, and thus give the original satellite many more years of useful service.

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