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GE 7, 8 / AMC 7, 8, 10, 11, 18 (Aurora 3) / Anik F4

GE 8 → AMC 8 (Aurora 3) [Lockheed Martin]

These all C-band satellites with 24 active transponders, provide distribution of cable, broadcast television and radio, telecommunications services, business television and broadband data distribution throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The GE satellites were renamed AMC on the purchase of GE Americom by SES. GE 9 was apparently cancelled. AMC 8 is used by Alascom as Aurora 3.

AMC 8 was retired and put into a graveyard orbit on 2 December 2022.

AMC 11 was sold in late 2022 to Telesat to be operated under the name Anik F4.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: GE Americom → SES Americom
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders
Configuration: A2100A
Propulsion: LEROS-1c
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years (design); 22 years (#8 reached)
Mass: 1983 kg (#7), 2015 kg (#8), 2315 kg (#10, 11); 2081 kg (#18)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GE 7 → AMC 7 2000-054B 14.09.2000 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with Astra 2B
GE 8 → AMC 8 (Aurora 3) 2000-081B 20.12.2000 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with Astra 2D, LDREX
GE 9 - cancelled
AMC 10 (ex GE 10) 2004-003A 05.02.2004 CC SLC-36A Atlas-2AS
AMC 11 (ex GE 11) → Anik F4 2004-017A 19.05.2004 CC SLC-36B Atlas-2AS
AMC 18 (ex GE 18) 2006-054B 08.12.2006 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with WildBlue 1
Further GE / AMC / AAP missions:
Further Aurora missions:
Further Anik missions:

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