WorldSpace’s plan to de-orbit satellites approved

March 25, 2010

Website: Rapid TV News

The Delaware Bankruptcy Court on March 24 allowed WorldSpace to go ahead with de-orbiting its two satellites.

Judge Peter Walsh granted WorldSpace’s motion, approving the de-orbiting scheme, “and to take any additional steps necessary”.

Judge Walsh, in approving the WorldSpace plan, set aside any objections over the contested claim of actual ownership of the two satellites.

In actuality the two satellites will now be placed into a high geostationary ‘graveyard’ orbit.

It is understood that technicians from Intelsat, a near-neighbour of WorldSpace in Washington, will carry out the work.


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