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Amc-4

For the ship designated AMc-4, see USS Goshawk (AM-79).

AMC-4 or AMERICOM-4, formerly GE-4, is a Dutch, previously American, commercial communications satellite.

AMC-4 was launched in 1999 as GE-4, GE Americom's fourth A2100 hybrid C-band and Ku-band satellite. The C-band payload was home to national television networks broadcasting to thousands of cable television headends. AMC-4's Ku-band transponders served the direct-to-home, VSAT, business television and broadband Internet market segments. These Ku-band transponders are designed to be switchable between North and South American coverages.[1] It was renamed AMC-4 after GE Americom was bought by SES and re-branded SES Americom. In 2009, SES Americom merged with SES New Skies to form SES World Skies. AMC-4 has been replaced by SES-1 in 2010. AMC-4 has been moved to 67° W, and currently has no FTA signals.

Transponder data

Transponders C band Ku band
Number of transponders & frequency 24 x 36 MHz 24 x 36 MHz; 4 x 72 MHz
Amp type SSPA, 20 watts TWTA, 110 watts
Amp redundancy: 16 for 12 18 for 14
Receiver redundancy: 4 for 2 4 for 2
Coverage: Caribbean, Canada, Central America, Mexico, United States
Beacon: 3700.5 MHz (V), 4199.5 MHz (H) 11702 MHz (H), 12198 MHz (V)
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