With superb coverage of the US and Gulf of Mexico, AMC-3 supports a diverse group of services ranging from VSAT networks to direct-to-home services. The satellite is also well-suited to provide communication links to offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.


  • Ku-band

Key data

Orbital location 67°W (to be relocated)
Coverage North America, Latin America
Launch date 04 September 1997
Launch Vehicle Atlas -IIA
Design Life 15 years
Satellite Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Polarisation Ku-band: Linear
Total Transponders Ku-band: 24
(36 MHz equivalent)


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