An Aging Satellite Returns to Service

old satellite imageThe benefit? Five more years of connectivity.

By Rick Richardson

In a triumph for the nascent industry of “satellite servicing,” an aging communications satellite has returned to service in geostationary orbit.

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Northrop Grumman announced recently that its Mission Extension Vehicle-1, or MEV-1, has restored the Intelsat 901 satellite and relocated it into a position to resume operations.