AMC-10 Satellite Good To Go for Thursday Launch
The AMC-10 satellite of SES Americom, the Princeton, N.J.-based unit of SES Global [Luxembourg: SESG], has been fully integrated into the fairing of the AtlasIIAS launch vehicle and is ready for the scheduled early evening Feb. 5 liftoff. The A2100 model spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and is being launched by International Launch Services (ILS).
AMC-10, an all C-band satellite, will operate from 135 degrees West Longitude, replacing the Satcom C-4 spacecraft. The just-launched AMC-10 is the first of two state of the art satellites that make up SES Americom’s HD PRIME neighborhood. The second satellite, AMC-11, is scheduled for launch in May and will reside at 131 degrees W.L., replacing Satcom C-3.