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AMC-2
(GE-2)
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorGE Americom (previously)
SES Americom
COSPAR ID1997-002A
SATCAT no.24713
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeGE
BusA2100A
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass2648 kg
Dry mass1600 kg
Start of mission
Launch dateJanuary 30, 1997
22:04
RocketAriane 4
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGEO
Longitude81° W
 

GE-2, or AMC-2 (after 2001), is a privately owned American communications satellite launched in 1997. It was the first of the GE Series to be launched outside the United States.[1] It was launched by an Ariane 4 on January 30, 1997, flying from ELA-2, Guiana Space Center alongside another Satellite, Nahuel 1A. It was owned by GE Americom until 2001 when the company was sold to SES (Société Européenne des Satellites). The name of the spacecraft was then changed by SES to AMC 2.[1]

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Overview

GE-2 carries 24-Ku-Band and 24 C-Band transponders. It weighs approximately 2,648 kilograms (5,838 lb) fully fueled and has a dry mass of 1,600 kilograms (3,500 lb). It is stationed at approximately 81°W. There is also a plan to relocate the satellite to 96.2 West orbital position and operate there pursuant to Argentine ITU filings.[2] It is powered by two deployable solar panels which charge the batteries. It uses LEROS-1C[clarification needed] engines for propulsion.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "GE 1, 2, 3 / AMC 1, 2, 3". Space.skyrocket.de. Retrieved 2014-04-08. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Satellite Details - AMC 2 (GE 2)". SatBeams. 1997-01-30. Retrieved 2014-04-08. Cite web requires |website= (help)

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