The Express AM-4 satellite that had been stranded in a useless orbit since its failed launch last August, was intentionally deorbited on 25 March over the North Pacific Ocean. The satellites engines were fired about 1033 GMT to force the craft to enter Earth’s atmosphere. While most, if not all, of the satellite will have burnt up some debris may have come down in the North Pacific.
This also ends any chance of Polar Broadband Systems using the satellite to provide communications over the Antarctic. (See our earlier blog entry for 15 March).