Americas: satellite broadband

Telstar-14 (Skycasters)

Galaxy-28 (Skycasters)

Satmex 5 map

Galaxy 4r map

AMC-6  Ku band beam coverage area (North America, Mexico and Caribbean)

The AMC-6 satellite is located at 72 deg west orbit longitude,  approx due south of  Connecticut and Dominican Republic.  For most places in the US the satellite is towards the south east.

Launch date 22 Oct 2000. 

Ku band:  24 x 36 MHz transponders, each 110 watt.  Coverage map shows the downlink power (eirp) in dBW per transponder, operating at saturation.

Satellite transponder frequencies:  Ku band 14-14.5, 11.7-12.2, beacon 12198 Horizontal polarization.

This is a satellite has a high level of redundancy (spare on board amplifiers etc) with the aim of a 15 year operational lifetime before replacement.  It has fuel for 15 years orbit position station-keeping.

Satellite transponder frequencies:  Ku band 14-14.5, 11.7-12.2, beacon 12198 H

Please note that each 1 dB reduction in beam eirp contour level requires a dish 1.12 times larger diameter.  Each 3 dB reduction requires a dish 1.41 times larger in diameter. 10 dB reduction requires a dish 3.15 times larger in diameter.

Back link: Satellite broadband internet services in the North America, Caribbean area and South America.

Page started 26 Feb 2004, amended 16 Sept 2009, amended 6 Dec 2014