Satellite AMC-5 (Americom-5, GE-5) of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AMC-5 (Americom-5, GE-5)
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) -78.93
Perigee (km) 35777
Apogee (km) 35796
Eccentricity 0.000225350776274121
Inclination (degrees) 0.03
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 1698
Dry Mass (kg.) 769
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 28-10-1998
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Alcatel Space Industries
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44L
COSPAR Number 1998-063B
NORAD Number 25516
Comments Broadband internet, business television; 16 Ku-band; CONUS


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