Satellite AMC-8 (Americom-8, GE-8, Aurora 3) of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AMC-8 (Americom-8, GE-8, Aurora 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) -139
Perigee (km) 35773
Apogee (km) 35798
Eccentricity 0.000296521213127587
Inclination (degrees) 0.03
Period (minutes) 1436.07
Launch Mass (kg.) 2015
Dry Mass (kg.) 919
Power (watts) 3300
Date of Launch 19-12-2000
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5G
COSPAR Number 2000-081B
NORAD Number 26639
Comments Cable television and radio programming; 24 C-band; CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean


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