Galaxy 15 was at 133 West until control was lost on April 5th. With no control, it is slowly drifting East, and has reached roughly the same spot as AMC11 which is at 131 West. Presumably if they can't control it, it could threaten the satellites at 129, 127, etc.
Still, I suspect a collision would something that would be hard to do if you were trying, let alone by accident!
Intelsat moved a spare, G12, into 133 to replace G15.
Reading a bit more, it appears the main worry is that the transmitters on G15 are still active, so interference in that respect is possible. It is C-Band only, so it would have no effect on our Ku-Band services.
Interesting to learn that junk tends to drift to 105W or 75E and then hang around there.
My understanding is that the interference they were concerned about was with the TV sats in that area 129w-121w.
That is an interesting tid-bit about where the junk drifts to.
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