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AMC 21



AMC 21, also known as Americom 21, is an American geostationary communications craft that was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA rocket from Kourou at 20:44 UT on 14 August 2008. It carries 24 Ku-band transponders and two reflector antennas to provide television services to the United States, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean countries, after parking over 125° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33275
  • Americom 21
  • AMC21

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-08-14
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Societe Europeenne des Satellites (Luxembourg) (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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