83˚ W

AMC-6's mission

AMC-6 provides expansion Ku-band capacity over Latin America, to address the regional growth in DTH and broadband services, and to support ambitious government programmes for digital inclusion. The satellite is capable of serving a range of applications, including VSAT networks, rural telecommunications, pay-TV, mobile broadband, GSM backhaul, maritime and e-learning.

Launch date:

21 October 2000

Launch vehicle:

Proton K

Satellite manufacturer:

Lockheed Martin

Designed lifetime:

15 years





North America Ku-band beam East

North America Ku-band beam West

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