Specifications:

  • 139 degrees west longitude
  • 20-watt transponder power
  • All solid-state amplifiers
  • 8-for-6 redundancy in power amplifiers
  • 4-for-2 redundancy in communication receivers
  • Redundant command receivers
  • Coverage: CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii
  • Launch date: December 19, 2000

Footprint:

AMC-8 TYPICAL EIRP PERFORMANCE AMC-8 139 Degrees West Covers All of US, From Maine to Hawaii (Image and information courtesy of SES Americom)

Coverage: CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii * Launch date: December 19, 2000