Engineers at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) are evaluating whether a solar array deployment problem on the Intelsat 19 satellite launched June 1 will affect other satellites “under construction.” The cross-shaped South array on Intelsat 19 did not deploy as planned after its launch from Sea Launch’s Odyssey floating pad on the equator in the Pacific. The North array deployed nominally, according to SS/L, and the telecommunications satellite is in a “secure configuration” in geostationary ...
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