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GE 2

Also called AMC 2, S2134


Designation 24713 / 97002A
Launch date 30 Jan 1997
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V93

Satcom K1 replacement. All the Ku-band transponders have been secured for 4 years (with an option up to 15 years) by Primestar.


Begin End Position
L: 30 Jan 1997 Jul 2003 85°W
Jul 2003 Jun 2005 105°W
Jul 2005 Feb 2008 85°W
Mar 2008 Jun 2010 101°W
Jul 2010 Oct 2011 78.9°W
Feb 2012 Jul 2012 4.98°E, inclined
Aug 2012 Apr 2013 19°E, inclined
Jul 2013 Jun 2016 80.8°W, inclined
Jul 2016 Dec 2020 84.9°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service Dec 2020
Cause Retired

A request has been placed in 2014 to reorient the South America Ku-band beam to North America.
Licence extension till end of 2020 requested.

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage from 79-105°W (dBW)


C-band transponder frequency chart
Ku-band transponder frequency chart

TT&C: downlink: 3700.5 MHz, 4199.5 MHz, and 12.198 GHz
uplink: 6423.5 MHz

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