DATE: 1/17/2005 11:59:00 PM
Lost bird in the sky leaves some island countries and US territories in the dark.
The satellite's loss left the Pacific Island nations of Cook Islands, Western Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Vanuatu, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tonga and the U.S. territory of American Samoa without communications links to other states, Telecom said. The other countries were also affected but could plug into backup systems.
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