Readers may remember this story from 2010:
It appears the zombie has been brought back from the half dead.
The American telecommunications satellite Galaxy 15 has been brought under control after spending most of the year traversing the sky and wreaking havoc upon its neighbors. The satellite is currently at 98.5 degrees west longitude (from 133 west). An emergency patch was successfully uploaded, ensuring that the conditions which caused it to ‘go rogue’ will not occur again. Once diagnosis and testing have been completed, Intelsat plans to move the satellite back to 133 west.
On 23 December 2010, Intelsat successfully regained control over the satellite after the Baseband Equipment Command Unit reset following a loss of lock and full discharge of the batteries, reportedly the most critical phases of the recovery of Galaxy 15 have been completed. The emergency command patch which would allow ground controllers to gain access to redundant BBEs in the event of a similar failure in the future has also successfully been applied to Galaxy 15 according to Intelsat.  Definitive plans to transfer Galaxy 15 to a new orbital slot, such as 93° West, and conduct significant in orbit testing of the further viability of the payload and return to service still have not been announced. On 02 September 2010, Intelsat indicated that once Galaxy 15 was fully recovered they would like to move it back to 133° West and then relocate the Galaxy 12 spacecraft for its intended mission at the currently vacant 129° West slot.
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