AMC-11 Ready For Launch
SES Americom’s AMC-11 telecommunications satellite is ready for its scheduled May 19 launch, officials from International Launch Services (ILS) said today. AMC-11 will be sent into orbit on an Atlas IIAS rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The satellite was built by Lockheed Martin [LMT], and it carries 24 36 MHz C-band transponders that will be used to provide cable television services to all 50 United States, to Mexico and to the Caribbean. It will take the place of Satcom-3 at orbital location 131 degrees West.
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