GE 2 --> AMC-2

USA


Renamed: AMC-2 (Americom 2)

Launch data:

Designation: 24713 / 97002A
Launch date30 Jan 1997 - 22:04 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-2
Launch vehicleAriane-44L (V93)
MissionCommercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee 35774 x 35798 km
Eccentricity 2,85E-04
Inclination 0.05 deg
Period 1436.1 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Platform  
Operator SES Americom
Mass at launch  2648 kg
Dry Mass 1600 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  6500 (EOL)
Design lifetime  15 yrs

Location:

BeginPositionRemarks
  85°W 
 23-24 Feb 2008 86 W manoeuvred off-station
 ~13 Mar 2008 101°W relocated
 Apr 2009 100.98°W 

Mission:

Broadcasting, business, cable; CONUS, Hawaii, Caribbean, southern Canada; 24 Ku- and 24 C-band.
Satcom K1 replacement. All the Ku-band transponders have been secured for 4 years (with an option up to 15 years) by Primestar

Ref: #7, #15, #225, #226 - update: 15.08.08