GE Americom (1999–2001)|
SES Americom (2001–2009)
SES World Skies (2009—)
|Mission duration||15 years (design life)|
|Launch mass||3,895 kilograms (8,587 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||13 November 1999, 22:54UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 44LP H10-3|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|Longitude||101° West( )|
|Perigee||35,784.8 kilometers (22,235.6 mi)|
|Apogee||35,803.2 kilometers (22,247.1 mi)|
24 C band|
28 Ku band
72 MHz (4 Ku-band)
|Coverage area||North and South America|
AMC-4 was launched in 1999 as GE-4, GE Americom's fourth A2100 hybrid C-band and Ku-band satellite. The C-band payload was home to national television networks broadcasting to thousands of cable television headends. AMC-4's Ku-band transponders served the direct-to-home, VSAT, business television and broadband Internet market segments. These Ku-band transponders are designed to be switchable between North and South American coverages. It was renamed AMC-4 after GE Americom was bought by SES and re-branded SES Americom. In 2009, SES Americom merged with SES New Skies to form SES World Skies. AMC-4 has been replaced by SES-1 in 2010. AMC-4 has been moved to 134.9° W, and currently has no FTA signals.
|Transponders||C band||Ku band|
|Number of transponders & frequency||24 x 36 MHz||24 x 36 MHz; 4 x 72 MHz|
|Amp type||SSPA, 20 watts||TWTA, 110 watts|
|Amp redundancy:||16 for 12||18 for 14|
|Receiver redundancy:||4 for 2||4 for 2|
|Coverage:||Caribbean, Canada, Central America, Mexico, United States|
|Beacon:||3700.5 MHz (V), 4199.5 MHz (H)||11702 MHz (H), 12198 MHz (V)|
|Typical Footprint · Frequency Plan|
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- Krebs, Gunter (2008-05-31). "GE 4, 6 / AMC 4, 6 / Rainbow 2". Skyrocket.de. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- "AMC-4". SES.com. 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
- "AMC-4 (GE-4) Satellite details 1999-060A NORAD 25954". N2YO.com. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
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