Echostar 14 Solar array anomaly

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From the 2011 3rd Quarter 10Q

EchoStar XIV. EchoStar XIV was designed to meet a minimum 15-year useful life. During September 2011, we determined that EchoStar XIV experienced a solar array anomaly which reduced the total power available for use by the spacecraft. While this anomaly did not reduce the estimated useful life of the satellite to less than 15 years or impact commercial operation of the satellite, there can be no assurance that future anomalies will not reduce its useful life or impact its commercial operation.

Lost some of the reserve power. Bad luck so early in it's life.



 

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