AMC-10 (satellite)

Summary

AMC-10
NamesGE-10
AMC-10 (2004-present)
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSES Americom (2004-2009)
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
COSPAR ID2004-003A
SATCAT no.28154
Mission duration15 years (planned)
17 years, 3 months, 4 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGE-10
Spacecraft typeLockheed Martin A2100
BusA2100A
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass2,315 kg (5,104 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date5 February 2004, 23:46:02 UTC
RocketAtlas IIAS (AC-165)
Launch siteCape Canaveral, LC-36A
ContractorLockheed Martin
Entered serviceApril 2004
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude135° West
Transponders
Band24 C-band
Coverage areaCanada, United States, Mexico, Caribbean
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AMC-10 (formerly GE-10) is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Atlas-IIAS launch vehicle at 23:46:02 UTC on 5 February 2004.[1] The 2,315 kg (5,104 lb) satellite will provide high-definition digital video channels to North America through its 24 C-band transponders, over 135° West longitude. It will replace the current GE Satcom C-4 satellite after a few months of tests.[2]

References

  1. ^ "GE 7, 8 / AMC 7, 8, 10, 11, 18 (Aurora 3)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Display: AMC 10 2004-003A". NASA. 10 February 2021. Retrieved 4 April 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.