Anomaly Reported Aboard Eutelsat Bird

Eutelsat, the European satellite operator, said it experienced an anomaly with its W5 satellite.

Specifically, the anomaly was with the satellite's power generator subsystem. The source of the anomaly is under investigation in collaboration with the satellite's manufacturer, Thales Alenia Space, Eutelsat said.

For technical reasons, and as a matter of precaution, Eutelsat said it reduced a small number of operating transponders on the satellite. The capacity maintained in operation is providing normal service, the company said.