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AMC 9 [Alcatel]

SES Americom's AMC-9 (ordered as GE 12 by GE Americom) was constructed on Alcatel's highly reliable Spacebus-3000B3 platform – over 30 spacecraft based on this platform are in service.

The spacecraft features twenty-four 36 MHz C-band transponders and twenty-four 36 MHz Ku-band transponders, providing service into the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean from 79 W orbital location.

In June 2017, AMC-9 suffered a severe anomaly, which caused the satellite to slowly drifg from its position at 83 west and needed the transfer of the customers to other satellites.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SES Americom
Contractors: Alcatel Space
Equipment: 24 C-Band and 24 Ku-Band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-3000B3
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AMC 9 (ex GE 12 ?) 2003-024A 06.06.2003 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Briz-M
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