High Speed Space Dust Knocks UK Users Offline


LONDON--City dealers, along with market participants across the UK receiving real-time data services via satellite from Reuters, Primark and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) experienced service outages of up to four hours last Tuesday morning. A Eutelsat satellite turned away from the earth in error during a routine bi-weekly adjustment procedure. Services went down in London when the tracking beacon, based on Earth, lost the satellite. News feed services such as Newswire Agence France Press,