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GE 5



GE 5 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched to provide voice and video communications to North America. It was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou at 22:16 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 25516
  • GE5
  • AMC-5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-10-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • GE American Communications, Inc. (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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