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GE 5


Also called AMC 5, S2156

General


Designation 25516 / 98063B
Launch date 28 Oct 1998
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V113

First time a US operator buys the satellite & launch services from European-only companies. This is because the satellite was originaly Nahuel 1B, but was sold to GE Americom. The footprint coverage was modified to cover the CONUS.

Lost earth-lock on 25 Sep 2003 causing an outage of 12 hours.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 28 Oct 1998 Aug 2010 79°W
Aug 2010 Dec 2011 79°W; inclined
Dec 2011 May 2014 80.9°W, inclined


End of life


Out of service May 2014
Cause Sent to the junk orbit


sat-index articles


Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Ku-band

Specifications


Prime contractor Alcatel Space
Platform Spacebus-2000
Mass at launch 1698 kg
Mass in orbit 1013 kg
Dry mass 769 kg
Dimension 1.5 x 1.6 x 2.2 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 3150 W
Design lifetime 12 years


Ku-band


Main transponders 16
Backup transponders
Power 55 W
Bandwidth 54 MHz
Coverage CONUS
EIRP max 47 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization  
Frequencies 11.7-12.5 GHz


Ku-band Transponder frequency chart (GHz)


Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
14.030   01K 11.730  
  11.743 02K   14.043
14.091   03K 11.791  
  11.804 04K   14.104
14.152   05K 11.852  
  11.865 06K   14.165
14.213   07K 11.913  
  11.926 08K   14.226
14.274   09K 11.974  
  11.987 10K   14.287
14.335   11K 12.035  
  12.048 12K   14.348
14.396   13K 12.096  
  12.109 14K   14.409
14.457   15K 12.157  
  12.170 16K   14.470

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