GE 1A [Lockheed Martin]
GE-1A telecommunications satellite was designed and built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS) for Americom Asia-Pacific (AAP), a joint venture between GE American Communications and Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications.
GE-1A is a high-powered, all Ku-band satellite composed of 28 active transponders. It will operate at 108 degrees east longitude and features three beams covering China; Northeast Asia and the Philippines and South Asia including India. The spacecraft was lofted into orbit on a Proton-K Blok-DM3 booster provided by International Launch Services.
In early 2004, AAP 1 was transferred to Worldsat LLC, a new subsidiary of SES Americom as Worldsat 1, but was renamed AAP 1 again in early 2005. In March 2007, the satellite was transferred to SES New Skies and named NSS 11.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||GE Americom Asia-Pacific (AAP) → SES Americom → Worldsat → SES Americom → SES New Skies|
|Equipment:||28 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|GE 1A → AAP 1 → Worldsat 1 → AAP 1 → NSS 11||01.10.2000||TB LC-81/23||Proton-K Blok-DM3|
Further GE / AMC / AAP missions: