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GE 1A / AAP 1 / Worldsat 1 / NSS 11

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: GE Americom Asia-Pacific (AAP) → SES Americom → Worldsat → SES Americom → SES New Skies
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 28 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: A2100AX
Propulsion: LEROS-1C
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 3552 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GE 1A → AAP 1 → Worldsat 1 → AAP 1 → NSS 11 2000-059A 01.10.2000 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM3

References:

  • Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Website
Further GE / AMC / AAP missions:
Further Worldsat missions:
Further NSS missions: