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It is not clear what might have caused the AMC-9 satellite to become unresponsive.

Eric Berger - Jul 2, 2017 2:55 pm UTC

   In the early hours of 1st July, the SES Satellite Control reestablished contact to AMC-9. SES and the satellite manufacturer Thales are working around the clock to evaluate the status and define the next steps.

   Tracking information received on 29 June had suggested that at least two separate objects were located in the vicinity of AMC-9. Their source has still to be determined. The new piece of information was included by Thales and SES in their investigations.

   All relevant operators and agencies are being kept informed and will receive regular updates from SES. The current assessment is that there is no risk of a collision with other active satellites. AMC-9 and its status continue to being tracked by SES and agencies, including the Joint Space Operations Centre (JSpOC) and ExoAnalytic, a private firm and tracking service provider.

   Since the incident on 17 June 2017, AMC-9 has been slowly moving westwards with its payload disabled and not causing interference. A majority of traffic has been transferred to other SES satellites and SES is working on a long-term plan to minimize disruption to customers.More with screen shots


https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/...ary-orbit/

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Looks like the ufos got it. Star streaks my but!!
Allegations have been made we took out the Dark Knight Satellite. If it was of alien origin, they may not be pleased. Pure speculation on all counts.