Contact has been lost with the payloads of the Ariane 5 launch today, after the vehicle stopped responding to ground control after stage separation.
The payloads never had a problem and the vehicle doesn't "respond" in any case. They just lost the telemetry stream from the stage for a few minutes. Not that it has anything to do with SpaceX.
Well, I'm sorry that I posted breaking news as it happened (and we have discussed non-SpaceX stuff in this thread before) which turned out to have wrong details but was generally right anyway.
They lost telemetry, attempts to signal the stage to switch to other methods failed (vehicles are supposed to respond to basic "make contact again" calls - it's not a straight dumb telemetry feed as you suggest) and the payloads were not acquired by ground stations for some time after deployment - they have also been put in wrong orbits and require moving to get into correct ones, in that they need to get from their current 20-degree inclinations to their planned 3-degree inclinations, which is a huge miss.
Are you planning on fact checking every one of my posts from now on?