AMC-15 (satellite)

Summary

AMC-15
NamesGE-15
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSES Americom / EchoStar
COSPAR ID2004-041A
SATCAT no.28446
Mission duration15 years (planned)
16 years, 8 months, 29 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftAMC-15
Spacecraft typeLockheed Martin A2100[1]
BusA2100AXS
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass4,021 kg (8,865 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date14 October 2004, 21:23:00 UTC
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceDecember 2004
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[2]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude105° West
Transponders
Band36 transponders:
24 Ku-band at 36 MHz
12 Ka-band
Coverage areaCanada, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico
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AMC-16 →
 

AMC-15 is an American communications satellite. Owned by SES Americom, AMC-15 was designed to be placed in geostationary orbit, following launch on a Proton-M / Briz-M space vehicle.

Satellite description

Built by Lockheed Martin and based on the A2100AXS satellite bus, AMC-15 is located at 105° West longitude for EchoStar. AMC-15 has 24 Ku-band and 12 Ka-band transponders covering United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), part of Canada and Mexico. Leased to Echostar Satellite Services.[2]

Launch

It was launched atop a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle at 21:23:00 UTC on 14 October 2004, from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. AMC-15 is completely leased to EchoStar Satellite Services.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "AMC 15, 16". Gunter's Space Page. 4 November 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Satellites". Satbeams. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.