Feedsee Satellites : Telecommunications Satellite : Optimized for next-generation programming services including high-definition channels
The AMC-18 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SES GLOBAL, was successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana. AMC-18 is an advanced C-band satellite that carries twenty-four 36 MHz C-band transponders used to provide cable programming and broadcast services to the 50 United States and the Caribbean. AMC-18 is expected to provide more than fifteen years of design life and will expand SES AMERICOM's fleet of satellites, which provide distribution of cable, broadcast television and radio, telecommunications services, business television, and broadband data throughout the Americas and transoceanic regions. Optimized for next-generation programming services, AMC-18 also carries high-definition channels. The A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft series is designed to meet a wide variety of telecommunications needs including Ka-band broadband and broadcast services, fixed satellite services in C-band and Ku-band, high-power direct broadcast services using the Ku-band frequency spectrum, and mobile satellite services using UHF, L-band and S-band payloads.