SES AMERICOM Commits to Proton Launch for AMC-15; Hybrid Spacecraft Designated for DTH Broadband & Video Services.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2003
SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL Company (Luxembourg and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges: SESG SESG Systems Engineering Steering Group
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. ) to launch the AMC-15 satellite in the second half of 2004 on a Proton/Breeze M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The announcement was made today during the Euroconsult World Satellite Business conference.
SES AMERICOM ordered an unspecified Proton launch from ILS earlier this year, and recently assigned it to a Proton/Breeze M launch for the AMC-15 satellite. The spacecraft, an A2100 model built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), will operate its Ku-band and Ka-band payload from 105 degrees West and distribute video, Internet and broadband services across the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii. EchoStar has contracted with AMERICOM for both payloads on AMC-15 for the Dish Network. The target launch date is August 2004.
Dean Olmstead, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of SES AMERICOM, said, "With the launch of AMC-15, we will reach a key milestone in the development of the AMERICOM2Home(SM) neighborhood at 105 degrees West and the next generation of broadband services. We have come to rely on ILS to provide timely and reliable launch services."
"It's a pleasure to confirm this Proton mission for SES AMERICOM," said ILS President Mark Albrecht. "With the June '03 launch of AMC-9 and the upcoming AMC-12 mission planned for the first half of '04, we will reunite a very experienced team on the AMC-15 campaign next summer in Baikonur."
SES AMERICOM has the most active launch and fleet expansion plan of any operator in 2004. In addition to AMC-15, another four satellites will be added to the AMERICOM fleet: AMC-10 and AMC-11 will be Atlas IIAS IIAS International Institute for Asian Studies
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AMERICOM2Home(SM) (A2H) was announced by AMERICOM in April 2002 to expand the satellite platform resources available to the direct-to-home services companies and programmers who wish to reach American homes with video, broadband and other advanced services. The first satellite in the A2H 105 neighborhood is AMC-2, which was relocated to that orbital position and readied for operation in August. AMC-15 will succeed AMC-2 and offer both circular polarization and high-power on the FSS Ku-band platform composed of 24 transponders of 36 MHz each, as well as 12 Ka-band spotbeams of 125 MHz each. Pending FCC authority, AMERICOM also has plans to operate a BSS See 802.11.
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The A2H open platform approach is modeled on the success of SES AMERICOM's sister company in Europe, SES ASTRA (SES GLOBAL's European satellite operating company), which operates 13 DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) A one-way TV broadcast service from a communications satellite to a small round or oval dish antenna no larger than 20" in diameter. satellites on which broadcasters and content owners provide numerous "free-to-air," pay television, and broadband offerings directly to residences and to cable systems throughout Europe.
The largest supplier of satellite services in the U.S., SES AMERICOM, Inc. is recognized as a pioneer of global satellite communications services. Established in 1973 with its first satellite circuit for the U.S. Armed Forces, the company currently operates a fleet of 16 spacecraft in orbital positions providing service throughout the Americas, across Europe, over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and throughout Asia. As a member of the SES GLOBAL family, AMERICOM is able to provide end-to-end telecommunications solutions to any region in the world. SES AMERICOM's key customers include ABC Radio Networks, AT&T Alascom, AOL TimeWarner, British Telecom, Deutsche Welle, Discovery, EchoStar, Fox, TV Guide/Gemstar, Gannett, HBO Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
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