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W2M Status
Written by Alexander Deryugin   
Eutelsat statement on W2M

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that the performance of the W2M satellite, which was launched on 20 December 2008, does not comply with the requirements set with the spacecraft's manufacturer, EADS Astrium/ISRO Antrix, following a major anomaly affecting the satellite's power subsystem. This anomaly occurred during the satellite's transfer from the location used for in-orbit tests to its operating position at 16 degrees East where its mission was to replace well in advance Eutelsat's W2 satellite.


More info: http://www.eutelsat.com/news/compress/en/2009/html/PR0509Statement-W2M/PR0509Statement-W2M.html