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    shocked2 U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    Drifting satellite may disrupt US cable tv broadcasts, threatening millions of Americans with exposure to sunlight

    Associated Press | A TV communications satellite is drifting out of control miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's orbit and interfere with cable programming across the United States, the satellites' owners said Tuesday.

    Communications company Intelsat said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 8, possibly because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm. Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so Galaxy 15 is creeping toward the adjacent path of another TV communications satellite that serves U.S. cable companies.
    Galaxy 15 continues to receive and transmit satellite signals, and they will probably interfere with the second satellite, known as AMC 11, if Galaxy 15 drifts into its orbit as expected around May 23, according to AMC 11's owner, SES World Skies.

    AMC 11 receives digital programming from cable television channels and transmits it to all U.S. cable networks from its orbit 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the equator, SES World Skies said. It operates on the same frequencies as Galaxy 15.

    CONTINUED: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite - Chicago Breaking Business
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    Re: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    There will be hell to pay if my wife can't watch her TV. I have Direct TV so if our satellite gets hit, I want a refund.

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    "threatening millions of Americans with exposure to sunlight "

    I was confused by that statement so I began equating millions of Americans to roaches scurrying for cover on the bathroom floor when you snap on the light in the early morning hours at my company's bathroom.

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    Re: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    The only TV I really watch is sports so a radio covers that, the internet however
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    Re: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    I watch TCM old movies, and gene autry and news.Oh and some pay per view stuff.It would bug me alot.Oh and the wifes soaps - yeh castle, the mentalist, the big bang theory, two and ahalf men, criminal minds too.
    I hope not. I damn near spend as much time on TV as I do DEBATE POLITICS.
    Wow what if we lost the internet- I shudder to think what stuff will go uncorrected the misapplications of logic the loss of passionet debate and
    no one here to help everyone rightly conduct there reason.. Why someones head might explode from not being able to share their opinions on a daily basis. mine is startin to hurt just thinkin about it.
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    Re: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    Quote Originally Posted by b.larset View Post
    Wow what if we lost the internet- I shudder to think what stuff will go uncorrected the misapplications of logic the loss of passionet debate and
    no one here to help everyone rightly conduct there reason.. Why someones head might explode from not being able to share their opinions on a daily basis. mine is startin to hurt just thinkin about it.
    Our TV AND internet are satellite based. We'll be totally screwed if they both go out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    "threatening millions of Americans with exposure to sunlight "

    I was confused by that statement so I began equating millions of Americans to roaches scurrying for cover on the bathroom floor when you snap on the light in the early morning hours at my company's bathroom.
    Yeah I must admit I had to do a double take with that quote as well.
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    Re: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Drifting satellite may disrupt US cable tv broadcasts, threatening millions of Americans with exposure to sunlight

    Associated Press | A TV communications satellite is drifting out of control miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's orbit and interfere with cable programming across the United States, the satellites' owners said Tuesday.

    Communications company Intelsat said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 8, possibly because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm. Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so Galaxy 15 is creeping toward the adjacent path of another TV communications satellite that serves U.S. cable companies.
    Galaxy 15 continues to receive and transmit satellite signals, and they will probably interfere with the second satellite, known as AMC 11, if Galaxy 15 drifts into its orbit as expected around May 23, according to AMC 11's owner, SES World Skies.

    AMC 11 receives digital programming from cable television channels and transmits it to all U.S. cable networks from its orbit 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the equator, SES World Skies said. It operates on the same frequencies as Galaxy 15.

    CONTINUED: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite - Chicago Breaking Business
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    Re: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Drifting satellite may disrupt US cable tv broadcasts, threatening millions of Americans with exposure to sunlight

    Associated Press | A TV communications satellite is drifting out of control miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's orbit and interfere with cable programming across the United States, the satellites' owners said Tuesday.

    Communications company Intelsat said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 8, possibly because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm. Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so Galaxy 15 is creeping toward the adjacent path of another TV communications satellite that serves U.S. cable companies.
    Galaxy 15 continues to receive and transmit satellite signals, and they will probably interfere with the second satellite, known as AMC 11, if Galaxy 15 drifts into its orbit as expected around May 23, according to AMC 11's owner, SES World Skies.

    AMC 11 receives digital programming from cable television channels and transmits it to all U.S. cable networks from its orbit 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the equator, SES World Skies said. It operates on the same frequencies as Galaxy 15.

    CONTINUED: U.S. cable TV threatened by drifting satellite - Chicago Breaking Business
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    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago.


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