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GE 15

Also called AMC 15, S2180


Designation 28446 / 04041A
Launch date 14 Oct 2004
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Proton #311


Begin End Position
L: 14 Oct 2004 Dec 2004 136°W
Jan 2005 Mar 2005 117°W
Mar 2005 May 2005 113°W
Jun 2005   105°W

Hybrid Ku- & Ka-band satellites, maybe using slots reserved for GE Star. Will replace Gstar 4

The entire capacity has been booked by Echostar

Has solar panels degradation issues. Will be replaced by SES 11

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)



Prime contractor Lockheed Martin
Platform A2100AX
Mass at launch 4021 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 15 years


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 12
Power 140 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage US (including Hawai and Alaska), part of Canada and Mexico
EIRP max 52 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V cross-pol

Beacons: 11.7020 GHz (H) & 12.1980 GHz (V)


Main transponders 12
Backup transponders 6
Power 75 W (LTWTA)
Bandwidth 125 MHz (3 x 39 MHz subchannels)
Coverage CONUS, Hawaii, Alaska; 12 spots
EIRP max 57 dBW
Frequencies Uplink: 28.4-28.6 GHz & 29.5-30 GHz
Downlink: 18.6-18.8 GHz & 19.7-20.2 GHz

Beacon: 18.5820 GHz (RHCP)

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