Spacecom fixes AMOS-5
November 1, 2013
Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced an update to previous reports regarding an anomaly preventing operation of some of AMOS-5 satellite’s engines via power supply 2. The company has received a report from the satellite’s manufacturer, according to which it is possible to operate the engines in alternative activation methods, and it is possible to activate all of the satellite’s eight engines with power supply 2. These alternative methods increase the redundancy of the operation via this power supply.
The manufacturer further reported, that according to an updated fuel balance analysis, it seems that it will be possible to preserve the satellite’s original service lifetime (without shortening it by about 11 months as reported) also in the current operation mode, in which no alternative activation methods are activated.