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GE 6



GE 6 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 22:00 UT. It carries 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home voice, video and data transmission to America and the Caribbean countries after parking over 83 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 26580
  • GE6
  • AMC-6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-10-21
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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