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Published on Mar 16, 2012
This video shows an Express AM4 re-purposing idea with additional views showing coverage of South pole. The Express AM-4 satellite was originally launched into the wrong orbit in August of 2011. Polar Broadband devised this unique orbit as an alternate use for the satellite once it was determined that the planned GEO satellite orbit could not be achieved.
CNES controllers, under the direction of the Russian owners of the spacecraft, foolishly re-entered the satellite on March 25, 2012. The disposal of the satellite was publicly justified using false claims of "radiation damage". As a result, a unbelievable opportunity to change the way science is done in the Antarctic was missed.