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AMC 18



AMC 18 is an American geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:08 UT on 08 December 2006. The spacecraft carries 24 C-band transponders to provide voice, video and internet services to Canada, America, Mexico and Caribbean countries after parking over 105 degrees W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29644
  • AMC18

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-12-08
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2081 kg

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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