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AMC 13, 23

AMC 13 [Alcatel]

This series of satellites based on the new generation Spacebus-4000C3 platform has been originally ordered by GE-Americom as GE 1i, 2i, 3i, 4i and 2E. They were renamed to AMC after SES took over Americom and some were cancelled in this process.

AMC 13 features 60 C-Band transponders; it will provide digital TV, telecommunications, data and video transmissions, connecting over the Pacific Ocean North America and Asia Pacific.

AMC-13 was originally ordered as GE 2i. AMC-23 was originally ordered as GE 4i, renamed AMC 23 and cancelled, but later reinstated as an option. AMC 13 was reordered with a different transponder configuration in January 2004 as Worldsat 3, which was later renamed AMC 23.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SES Americom
Contractors: Alcatel Space
Equipment: 60 C-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000C3
Propulsion: S400, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 16 years
Mass: 4816 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AMC 13 (ex GE 2i) - reordered Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA Worldsat 3 → AMC-23
AMC 23 (ex GE 4i) - cancelled ?
Further GE / AMC / AAP missions: