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Intelsat satellite malfunctions
« on: 09/22/2006 06:05 PM »
http://www.intelsat.com/press/news_releases/2006/20060922.asp

An Intelsat communications satellite that serves parts of Africa and the Indian Ocean malfunctioned late Thursday. The Intelsat IS-802 spacecraft suffered a "sudden and unexpected anomaly" at 8:27 pm EDT Thursday (0027 GMT Friday), interrupting communications services provided by the satellite.
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Re: Intelsat satellite malfunctions
« Reply #1 on: 09/24/2006 03:26 PM »
Is there a lot of money in the insurance industry for these sorts of events?

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Re: Intelsat satellite malfunctions
« Reply #2 on: 09/24/2006 03:32 PM »
Yes

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Re: Intelsat satellite malfunctions
« Reply #3 on: 09/24/2006 03:39 PM »
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Yes

Thought so. Who's the main insurer? I heard Lloyds of London underwrite some of the previous Shuttle payloads?

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Re: Intelsat satellite malfunctions
« Reply #4 on: 09/24/2006 04:05 PM »
There are many insurers

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Re: Intelsat satellite malfunctions
« Reply #5 on: 09/24/2006 04:10 PM »
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SimonShuttle - 24/9/2006  4:22 PM

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Jim - 24/9/2006  10:15 AM

Yes

Thought so. Who's the main insurer? I heard Lloyds of London underwrite some of the previous Shuttle payloads?

Lloyds involve lots of insurers...such as their "names" which took a major hit from 9/11. I don't think there's any one big spacecraft insurer.

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