We both climbed back aboard Nelly, dogged the hatch, and started after Telstar Two.
After about a hundred hours of use in Telstar One, it failed.
I used a little more blast and let a couple minutes go by while I drifted closer to the Telstar.
"When Telstar One packed up, they sent me down the whole gate from that sector," I said.
I hung about ten or fifteen feet from Telstar Three and maybe eighty feet from Nelly, drifting slowly from both.
Fancy electronic equipment consists of millions of parts, and Telstar is no exception.
They gave me a full-size Telstar satellite for my lab, and I went to work.