A Malaysian satellite will soon fall from space to burn up in Earth's atmosphere following a mysterious "anomaly" that struck it down in orbit.
The nearly 15-year-old Measat-3 communications satellite suffered an unexplained issue on June 21, knocking out service for its customers. It was brought under ground control June 24 but hasn't been operational since, according to updates from the company.
With the satellite playing dead and a "root cause" investigation still ongoing by Measat and satellite maker Boeing, however, Measat said Aug. 6 it decided to proceed with a deorbit.
"Further testing and recovery efforts found that the satellite could not re-enter service. The satellite will be de-orbited in the following weeks," Measat said in the update. It hasn't yet released exact timing for when it plans to burn up Measat-3.
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