|Operator||GE Americom (1998–2001)|
SES Americom (2001–2009)
SES World Skies (2009–2011)
SES S.A. (2011-2014)
|Mission duration||12 years (planned)|
15 years, 6 months (achieved)
|Manufacturer||Dornier (prime contractor)|
|Launch mass||1,698 kg (3,743 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 October 1998, 22:15:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 44L (V113)|
|Launch site||Centre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-2|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||17 May 2014|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Coverage area||United States, Canada, Mexico|
The AMC-5, originally called GE-5, was a geosynchronous direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) located at 79° West longitude, operated by SES Americom in the Ku-band. It was used by a variety of television customers, including being home to the CBS Newspath service.
Payload and Specifications
Spacecraft design: Aérospatiale Spacebus 2000
Orbital location: 79° West
Launch Date: 28 October 1998
Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Design life: 15 years
Ku-band payload: 16 x 54 MHz
Transponder type: TWTA, 55 watts
Transponder redundancy: 11 for 8
Receiver redundancy: 4 for 2
Coverage: United States, Canada, Mexico 
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- SatCom Law LLC (23 May 2014). "Retirement of AMC-5 (Call Sign S2156), File No. SAT-MOD-20130325-00054". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2016. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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