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DIRECTV Service Unaffected as Spacecraft Continues Normal Operation on Backup System


Traffic will be Shifted to Other Satellites


May 14, 2002--Engineers at DIRECTV, Inc. have confirmed that a spacecraft control processor (SCP) aboard the DIRECTV 3 satellite switched off on May 4 and is disabled. As designed, control of the Boeing 601-model satellite was automatically transferred to the spare SCP and the spacecraft is currently operating normally.


complete press release at: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/020514/140346_1.html
 
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