Satellite AMC-1 (Americom 1, GE-1) of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AMC-1 (Americom 1, GE-1)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -103.02
Perigee (km) 35772
Apogee (km) 35800
Eccentricity 0.000332099819717241
Inclination (degrees) 0.03
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2783
Dry Mass (kg.) 1600
Power (watts) 6,500 (EOL)
Date of Launch 08-09-1996
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 2A
COSPAR Number 1996-054A
NORAD Number 24315
Comments Broadcasting, business, cable, mobile; 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders; 50 states and Caribbean


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