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 79º W orbital location.
In June 2017, AMC-9 suffered a severe anomaly, which caused the satellite to slowly drift from its position at 83° west and needed the transfer of the customers to other satellites. Several fragments were observed after the anomaly. Communications were reestablished on 1 July. The operator tries to move the satellite to a graveyard orbit.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||24 C-Band and 24 Ku-Band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|AMC 9 (ex GE 12 ?)||2003-024A||06.06.2003||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-K Briz-M|