AMC 18

International


Spacecraft n°:

International satellite n°:

Also called: Americom 18

Launch data:

Designation 29644 / 06054B
Launch date 08 Dec 2006 - 22:08 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5 ECA (V-174)
Mission Commercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee 35773 x 35800 km
Eccentricity 3.20E-04
Inclination 0.06°
Period 1436.1 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space
Platform  
Operator SES Americom
Mass at launch  2081 kg
Dry Mass 918 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  
Design lifetime  15 yrs

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 April 2009 104.97 deg W 

All C-band transponders for North American coverage.

Astrophilately covers:

Ariane-5

Launch cancel Kourou.

Ariane-5

Headquarter cancel Paris.

Credit covers: J.VdDr.

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