AMC-7

Summary

AMC-7
NamesGE-7 (2000-2001)
AMC-7 (2001-present)
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorGE Americom (2000-2001)
SES Americom (2001-2009)
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
COSPAR ID2000-054B
SATCAT no.26495
Websitehttps://www.intelsat.com/
Mission duration15 years (planned) [1][2]
21 years, 1 month, 5 days
In Progress
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGE-7
BusA2100A[3]
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass1,983 kg (4,372 lb) [1]
Start of mission
Launch date14 September 2000,
22:54:07 UTC[4][1]
RocketAriane 5G (V130)
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude135° West [2]
Transponders
Band24 C-band[2]
Frequency36 MHz
Coverage areaUnited States, Caribbean, Mexico[2]
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AMC-7 is a commercial broadcast communications satellite owned by SES S.A., originally from the GE Americom fleet. Launched on 14 September 2000, at 22:54:07 UTC from the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, AMC-7 provides C-band coverage to United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and is located in a geostationary orbit over the Pacific Ocean east of Hawaii. The satellite is primarily used for cable television programming distribution.[5][2]

In 2015, the satellite was taken out of commercial service and moved from 137° West to 135° West longitude, where it now serves as a backup to AMC-10. License extended till 25 October 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Krebs, Gunter (21 July 2019). "GE 7, 8 / AMC 7, 8, 10, 11, 18 (Aurora 3)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "SatBeams - AMC 7 (GE 7)". Satbeams. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Satellite Manufacturing Special - The time factor" (PDF). Satellite Evolution. September–October 2004. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Display: GE 7 2000-054B". NASA. 10 February 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Satellite Data". SES World Skies. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2021.

External links

  • AMC-7 website
  • C-band Americas Beam footprint(s) at SatBeams
  • AMC-7 information at LyngSat