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Satellite failure threatens Intelsat sale
By Stephen Manning, Associated Press 1/19/05
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A $3 billion deal to sell Intelsat could be in jeopardy after the company lost a telecommunications spacecraft over the weekend, the second malfunction of an Intelsat satellite in recent months.
The Bermuda-based company detected electrical problems Friday with the satellite, which provided communications for countries in the South Pacific. Intelsat later concluded that the satellite could not be repaired and was a total loss.
The outage cut telephone service with the outside world for 10 South Pacific nations and hampered communications in several other countries. The Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and the U.S. territory of American Samoa were among those affected. Intelsat tried to restore service using other company satellites.