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SES Getting AMC-18 Ready for Launch

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11/15/2006 12:38:00 PM

SES Global's Americom-18 (AMC-18) satellite was delivered to Kourou, French Guiana, Nov. 6 to be readied for its Ariane 5 ECA launch Dec. 8.

The bird is an all C-band satellite, designed to offer full North American coverage including all 50 U.S. states, the Caribbean and Mexico from 105 degrees west longitude, joining AMC-1 at 103 degrees west and AMC-4 at 101 degrees West.

SES said the A2100 spacecraft has been optimized for next-generation programming services, including HD channels.

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Source: http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6391502.html
 

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The AMC-18 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SES GLOBAL is ready for launch Friday aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle provided by Arianespace. AMC-18, which will be operated by SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL company, is scheduled to be launched between 5:08 p.m. and 5:51 p.m. EST and will be located at orbital location 105 degrees West...

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