News

Chris Hudson (CHudson@karta.com)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 09:16:31 -0500

I thought the following article (from CNN QuickNews) might be of
interest to See-Sat-er's:

> COMPANY TRYING TRICKY ORBITAL SALVAGE JOB

When a Russian rocket failed after blast-off on Dec. 25, it left a
powerful
communications satellite in a useless orbit. The original owner of the
satellite, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong,
filed an
insurance claim, and the insurers declared the spacecraft a total loss.
But
Hughes Global Services Inc. has made an agreement with the insurers to
attempt
a tricky salvage mission aimed at rescuing the satellite and putting it
to
work. First they must send the satellite around the moon.

-->Will it work?
..... http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9804/29/crippled.satellite/