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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||GE Americom → SES Americom|
|Contractors:||Dornier Satellitensysteme (prime), Aerospatiale (bus)|
|Equipment:||16 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|GE 5 → AMC 5 (ex Nahuel 1B)||1998-063B||28.10.1998||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44L H10-3||with AfriStar|