GE Americom (1998–2001)|
SES Americom (2001–2009)
SES World Skies (2009–2011)
SES S.A. (2011-2014)
|Mission duration||15 years, 6 months|
|Launch mass||1,698 kilograms (3,743 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 October 1998, 22:15:00UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||17 May 2014|
|Perigee||35,777 kilometres (22,231 mi)|
|Apogee||35,796 kilometres (22,243 mi)|
|Band||16 J band (IEEE Ku band)|
The AMC-5, originally called GE-5, was a geosynchronous direct-broadcast satellite located at 79 degrees west longitude, operated by SES Americom in the Ku band. It was used by a variety of television customers, including being home to the CBS Newspath service.
Payload & Specifications
Spacecraft design: Alcatel Spacebus 2000
Orbital location: 79°W
Launch Date: October 28, 1998
Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Design life: 15 years
Band: Ku band Ku-band payload: 16 x 54 MHz
Transponder type: TWTA, 55-watt
Transponder redundancy: 11 for 8
Receiver redundancy: 4 for 2
Coverage: CONUS, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico
- "AMC-5" (PDF). CBS Newspath.
- SatCom Law LLC (2014-05-23). "Retirement of AMC-5 (Call Sign S2156), File No. SAT-MOD-20130325-00054" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "AMC-5". SES.
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