As many television shows are wrapping up their seasons, we have horrible news. No, it's not a 'Lost' spoiler, but a rogue satellite orbiting the Earth could disrupt some cable programming. According to the AP, the Galaxy 15 satellite, which is owned by European company Intelsat, is on course to drift into the orbit of another satellite called AMC 11, which transmits cable programming across the U.S., sometime around May 23rd. Early last month, Intelsat lost control of the Galaxy 15 -- likely when its internal parts were zapped by a solar storm. Since then, it's just been floating aimlessly around our planet. Despite Intelsat's inability to steer the satellite, the Galaxy 15 has continued to receive and send signals.
How will this hilarious space saga end? Intelsat says it's considering ways to prevent interference between the satellites. One solution could be propelling the AMC 11 out of Galaxy 15's path. For now, though, nothing is certain. Intelsat wouldn't confirm exactly what stations could be disrupted, but The Buzz Log reports that the Galaxy 15 is responsible for broadcasting the Syfy network among others.
If that's the case, Syfy should just capitalize on this calamity and make reality-TV magic. We'd much rather watch a real-life show about scientists trying to redirect a satellite than we would 'Lake Placid' or 'Leprechaun' for the thousandth time. [From: AP/ABC News and The Buzz