Wednesday, March 1, 2006

AMC-23 Ready for Service

The AMERICOM-23 (AMC-23) satellite, which was launched on December 29, 2005, has successfully completed a full battery of in-orbit-tests and is now operational from its assigned location of 172 degrees East.

AMC-23 is a large, high-powered, C/Ku-band satellite that is providing services to customers including Connexion by Boeing on the Ku-band payload as well as various commercial and government customers on the C-band side.

The satellite's Ku-band payload is comprised of 20 high-powered transponders with varied bandwidths from 27 to 72 MHz. In comparison, the 18 transponder C-band payload will be used by broadcasters, cable programmers, Internet service providers, government agencies, educational institutions, carriers and private networks for next generation distribution solutions within, and connectivity to, North America and the Pacific Rim.


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