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February 17th, 2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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Satellites running out of fuel.

What are the indicators which informs us Fuel shortage in Satellites once launched in orbit?

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What are the actions taken once Satellites are detected running out of fuels?

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February 17th, 2017, 08:36 PM   #3
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Google works really well ...

Technique detects when satellites are low on fuel

... try it sometime.
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But What are the actions taken when Satellites are detected running on fuel shortage?

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But What are the actions taken when Satellites are detected running on fuel shortage?

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It would seem that skeeter's post answers your question. If not then what exactly are you looking for?

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1 Do you feel it is a technical design flaw of the satellite hence it is running out of fuel?

2 Can the satellite be controlled to descend in a particular direction back to the earth once running fuel shortage?

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1 Do you feel it is a technical design flaw of the satellite hence it is running out of fuel?
What is a technical design flaw? That it runs out of fuel? Or that the device that indicates fuel level is somehow a flawed design?

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I mean technical flaw in the design or inadequate testing before launching had led to running out of fuel problem in the satellite?

What are the different reasons that the satellite is running out of fuel?. This doesn't happen in all satellites. Isn't it? Do you agree?

Statistics reveal 1 out of 100 Satellites launched for this problem?

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If the satellite needs to use fuel (because a precise orbit is required), it will eventually run short of fuel. Unless you fly up there and refuel it.
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Firstly, satellites that run out of fuel won't descend; they don't use their fuel to remain in the sky (that happens naturally because of their orbit).

Secondly, most satellites don't need much fuel because they only need their thrusters for making very small corrections to their orbital trajectories. Often satellites have solar panels attached to power the rest of the components.
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