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It seems @djr's statement@djr's statement is correct.

A similar thing happened in 2008. AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patentsorbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss

It seems @djr's statement is correct.

A similar thing happened in 2008. AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss

It seems @djr's statement is correct.

A similar thing happened in 2008. AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss

2 Clarification. The AMC event is the one that happened in 2008, not the one stated by @djr (which happened in 2015).
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It seems @djr's statement is correct, it also happened in 2008.

A similar thing happened in 2008. AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss

It seems @djr's statement is correct, it also happened in 2008.

AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss

It seems @djr's statement is correct.

A similar thing happened in 2008. AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss

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It seems @djr's statement is correct, it also happened in 2008.

AMC-14 failed to achieve geostationary orbit, and was left in a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. After insurance issues were addressed (with an interesting subtext involving orbital maneuver patents note: needs answer!) the US government purchased the satellite, and have used its thrusters to achieve an inclined Geosynchronous, but not Geostationary (GEO) orbit.

Further reading:

Space Travel: Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt

Space Daily: SES Negotiating To Sell AMC-14 To US Government Agency

Space News: Insurers Sell AMC-14 Satellite to Pentagon

Wikipedia: AMC-14

Gunter's Space Page: AMC-14

Defense Aerospace: SES Americom Declares AMC-14 Satellite a Total Loss