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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||60 C-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||S400, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|AMC 13 (ex GE 2i)||-||reordered||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||→ Worldsat 3 → AMC-23|
|AMC 23 (ex GE 4i)||-||cancelled||?|