DirecTV Satellite Operated by Intelsat Had 'Major Anomaly' -- CNBC

Date : 01/24/2020 @ 12:47AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Intelsat SA (I)
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DirecTV Satellite Operated by Intelsat Had 'Major Anomaly' -- CNBC

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-- AT&T Inc.'s (T) DirecTV said its Spaceway-1 satellite "suffered a major anomaly" causing battery damage, and warned that "battery cells could burst," CNBC reported. The satellite is operated by Intelsat SA (I) and was built by Boeing Co. (BA).

-- DirecTV is seeking permission from the Federal Communications Commission to remove the satellite from orbit, CNBC reported.

-- Boeing told CNBC that the issue "occurred in the course of beyond-contract-life operation after a collection of events that have a very low likelihood of occurring on other satellites." AT&T said the satellite will be replaced and the company doesn't expect the problem to affect service, CNBC reported.

 

www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/boeing-built-directv-satellite-may-explode-after-damage-to-batteries.html

 

Write to Josh Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 23, 2020 19:32 ET (00:32 GMT)

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