GE 1 [Lockheed Martin]
GE-1 is owned by GE Americom and is a continuation of the old RCA/GE Satcom series. GE-1 has 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders, and replaced Satcom K1. GE-1 was placed in a supersynchronous transfer orbit of 191 × 56495 km × 25.0 deg.
GE 2 was launched on 30 Jan 1997. This is a C- and Ku-band spacecraft operated by GE Americom. It will replace Satcom K1 at 85° West. It has 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders.
GE 3 carries also 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications to North America after parking at 127° W longitude.
GE 1, 2 and 3 have been renamed AMC 1, 2 and 3, when GE Americom was sold to SES.
The A2100 satellites have a liquid apogee engine and electric arcjet thrusters.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||GE Americom → SES Americom|
|Equipment:||24 C-band transponders, 24 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||2783 kg (#1), 2648 kg (#2), 2845 kg (#3) (1600 kg BOL, 1300 kg dry)|
|GE 1 → AMC 1||1996-054A||08.09.1996||CC LC-36B||Atlas-2A|
|GE 2 → AMC 2||1997-002A||30.01.1997||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44L H10-3||with Nahuel 1A|
|GE 3 → AMC 3||1997-050A||04.09.1997||CC LC-36A||Atlas-2AS|