Satellite AMC-3 (Americom 3, GE-3) of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AMC-3 (Americom 3, GE-3)
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) -86.96
Perigee (km) 35777
Apogee (km) 35795
Eccentricity 0.000213492741246798
Inclination (degrees) 0.02
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 2845
Dry Mass (kg.) 1600
Power (watts) 6,500 (EOL)
Date of Launch 04-09-1997
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 2AS
COSPAR Number 1997-050A
NORAD Number 24936
Comments Broadcasting, business, cable; CONUS, Hawaii, Caribbean, southern Canada; 24 Ku- and 24 C-band


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