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GE 5 / AMC 5

GE 5 (AMC 5) [Alcatel]

The GE 5 satellite was the former argentinean Nahuel 1B satellite, which was sold to GE Americom when the argentinean owner did not need the spare and modified to the new owners needs.

With 16 Ku-band transponders, GE 5 provides direct-broadcast TV, broadband communication and Internet access to homes in the USA.

When GE Americom was taken over by SES, it was renamed AMC 5.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: GE Americom → SES Americom
Contractors: Dornier Satellitensysteme (prime), Aerospatiale (bus)
Equipment: 16 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-2000
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 12 years
Mass: 1721 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GE 5 → AMC 5 (ex Nahuel 1B) 1998-063B 28.10.1998 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44L H10-3 with AfriStar
Further GE / AMC / AAP missions: