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Mission type  Communications
Mission duration  15 years, 6 months
Launch site  Kourou ELA-2
Inclination  0.03°
Launch date  28 October 1998
Bus  Spacebus
COSPAR ID  1998-063B
Manufacturer  Dornier Aérospatiale
Inclination  0.03°
Launch mass  1,698 kg
Rocket  Ariane 4
Operator  GE Americom (1998–2001) SES Americom (2001–2009) SES World Skies (2009–2011) SES S.A. (2011-2014)
Similar  AMC‑6, AMC‑4, AMC‑21, Anik F1, Nahuel 1A

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.

The satellite was retired and moved to a graveyard orbit on 17 May 2014 after 15 years of 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 Wikipedia

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