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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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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