SJI Newswire T401 Failure
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 16:23:25 -0500
From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Jan 11 16: 26:03 1997
Telstar 401 Satellite Experiences Service Interruption
Telstar 401 satellite experienced an abrupt failure of its
telemetry and communications this morning at 6:15 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time affecting service for all customers.
AT&T immediately restored service for customers whose
contracts called for transfer of their transponder service to
Telstar 402R in the case of a service outage.
AT&T and Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the
satellite, are working to determine the root cause of the failure
and AT&T is attempting to restore the remaining customers'
service. In the meantime, AT&T is also working with customers to
find alternative ways to transmit their programming according to
the terms of their individual contracts. This would include
finding interim transponder capacity for them on other
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