Image: Galaxy 15
Orbital Sciences Corp.
The Galaxy 15 satellite, shown in an artist's conception, has not gotten in the way of the satellite that transmits programming to all U.S. cable systems.
updated 5/24/2010 4:06:41 PM ET 2010-05-24T20:06:41

The owner of a satellite that transmits programming to all U.S. cable systems says it avoided interference from another, out-of-control satellite that was drifting into its path.

SES World Skies says programming transmitted by its AMC 11 satellite was not affected by the Galaxy 15 satellite, which is drifting out of control thousands of miles above the Earth and had threatened to wander into AMC 11's orbit.

Galaxy 15 was expected to move into the second satellite's orbit around May 23.

SES had been weighing whether to move AMC 11 in its orbit, along with other protective measures it declined to specify.

Various U.S. cable companies contacted Monday by the Associated Press, including Comcast, Time Warner and Cablevision Systems Corp., said they had had not experienced any disruption or outages.

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