Specifications:

  • 105 degrees west longitude
  • 20-watt transponder power
  • All solid-state amplifiers
  • 16 for 12 redundancy in power amplifiers
  • 4-for-2 redundancy in communication receivers
  • Redundant command receivers
  • Coverage: Fifty states, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean
  • Launch date: December 8, 2006

Footprint:

AMC-18 typical EIRP performance (Image and information courtesy of SES)

Note: AMC-18 is scheduled to be replaced by the new SES-11, at the same 105 West location, in late 2017 or early 2018. SES-11 was successfully launched on October 11, 2017