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2010-05-12 10:10:00

Communications company Intelsat said on Tuesday that a TV communications satellite is drifting out of control thousands of miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's orbit and interfere with cable programming across the U.S. The satellite's owners said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 5, most likely because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm.  Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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