Reply to post: It's actually mostly only shrug-worthy for the operator

Indian comms satellite gives boffins back home the silent treatment

Christian Berger Silver badge

It's actually mostly only shrug-worthy for the operator

Satellites typically are fairly well insured against such things, and you typically build at the very least 2 satellites which are identical (one that goes up, one to use as an engineering model) so it should be fairly quick to get a new one to send up. The insurance company pays for that satellite and its new launch.

Failed satellite launches are a normal thing in the satellite industry.

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