Solar storms throw Intelsat’s Galaxy 15 satellite out of control

International satellite services company Intelsat has lost control of one of its satellites after it was presumably disabled by space weather.

Intelsat is attempting to regain control of its Galaxy 15 broadcast satellite after an outage on Friday (August 19). Intelsat said a geomagnetic storm likely “knocked out onboard electronics necessary to communicate with the satellite,” according to a report from Spacenews.com (opens in a new tab).

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