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Sicral-1 re-orbiting operations concluded
After over 20 years of activity in geostationary orbit
The re-orbiting operations of the Sicral-1 military satellite (Italian System for Confidential Communications and Alarms) have been completed, moved to a safe position, the so-called cemetery orbit, to avoid interference, collisions and to avoid problems related to a possible return to the Earth similar to the recent ones of the Chinese launcher Changzheng (CZ-5B). Launched into space in February 2001...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency