GE 6 --> AMC-6

USA


Renamed: AMC-6 (Americom-6)

Launch data:

Designation: 26580 / 00067A
Launch date 21 Oct 2000 - 22:00 UT
Launch site B, LC-81/23
Launch vehicle: Proton-K / DM-2M (S/N 402-01 / #284)
Mission: Commercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee 35778 x 35795 km
Eccentricity 2.02E-04
Inclination 0.05 deg
Period 1436.12 min


Specifications

Prime contractor Lockheed Martin
PlatformA2100AX
Operator SES Americom
Mass at launch 3901 kg
Dry mass 2500 kg
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3 axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 15 years

Location:

BeginPositionRemarks
   71.98° W 


Beacons: 3.7005 H, 4.1995 V, 11.702 H, 12.198 V GHz

C-band

Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 8
Power 20 W SSPA
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage conus, canada, Mexico, Caribbean
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V

Ku-band

Main transponders 28
Backup transponders 8
Power 110 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 24 x 36 MHz
4 x 72 MHz
Coverage US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico
EIRP max 51 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V
Beacons 11.702 GHZ V & 12.198 GHz H

The extended Ku-band transponders (in 11.45-11.7 GHz) will not be used at 72°W

Ku-band Transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Notes
13.875   25 11.575   54 MHz
  11.575 26   13.875 54 MHz
13.955   27 11.655   54 MHz
  11.655 28   13.955 54 MHz
           
14.020   1 11.720    
  11.740 2   14.040  
14.060   3 11.760    
  11.780 4   14.080  
14.100   5 11.800    
  11.820 6   14.120  
14.140   7 11.840    
  11.860 8   14.160  
14.180   9 11.880    
  11.900 10   14.200  
14.220   11 11.920    
  11.940 12   14.240  
14.260   13 11.960    
  11.980 14   14.280  
14.300   15 12.000    
  12020 16   14.320  
14.340   17 12.040    
  12060 18   14.360  
14.380   19 12.080    
  12100 20   14.400  
14.420   21 12.120    
  12.140 22   14.440  
14.460   23 12.160    
  12.180 24   14.480  

Business (government and VSAT), media and entertainment; 28 Ku- and 24 C-band; CONUS, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America
Ref: #7, #15, #226 - update: 24.08.09