GE 7, 8 / AMC 7, 8, 10, 11, 18 (Aurora 3)

 

GE 8 -> AMC 8 (Aurora 3) [Lockheed]

These all C-band satellites with 24 active transponders, provide distribution of cable, broadcast television and radio, telecommunications services, business television and broadband data distribution throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The GE satellites were renamed AMC on the purchase of GE Americom by SES. GE 9 was apparently cancelled. AMC 8 is used by Alascom as Aurora 3.

 

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: GE Americom -> SES Americom
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders
Configuration: A2100A
Propulsion: LEROS-1C
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 1983 kg (#7), 2015 kg (#8), 2315 kg (#10, 11); 2081 kg (#18)
Orbit: GEO

 

Satellite Date LS   Launcher Remarks:
GE 7 -> AMC 7 14.09.2000 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with Astra 2B
GE 8 -> AMC 8 (Aurora 3) 19.12.2000 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with Astra 2D, LDREX
GE 9 cancelled
AMC 10 (ex GE 10) 05.02.2004 CC SLC-36A Atlas-2AS
AMC 11 (ex GE 11) 19.05.2004 CC SLC-36B Atlas-2AS
AMC 18 (ex GE 18) 08.12.2006 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with WildBlue 1

 

  

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Last update: 27.09.2009
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