Satellite AMC-2 (Americom 2, GE-2) of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AMC-2 (Americom 2, GE-2)
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) -100.98
Perigee (km) 35774
Apogee (km) 35798
Eccentricity 0.000284656988329063
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2648
Dry Mass (kg.) 1600
Power (watts) 6,500 (EOL)
Date of Launch 30-01-1997
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44L
COSPAR Number 1997-002A
NORAD Number 24713
Comments Broadcasting, business, cable; CONUS, Hawaii, Caribbean, southern Canada; 24 Ku- and 24 C-band


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