Another out of control comsat?

Philip Chien (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 06:38:32 -0500

I'd appreciate it if somebody could take a look at GE-3 (24936   97 50A).
It's located at 87 West.  I watched programming on it last night, but this
morning there's nothing being broadcast on any channel and I found at least
one broadcaster transmitting on another satellite.

This satellite is fairly recent so if it has failed or gone out of control
it's a pretty early failure.  It's a Lockheed Martin A2100 bus and I can
look up the dimensions for the satellite and solar panels if that
information is of use.

If it is out of control we may have another potential flasher on our hands

Philip Chien, KC4YER
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