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Satellite Name: AMC 8 (GE 8, Aurora 3, Aurora III)
Status: retired
Position: 135° W (135° W)
NORAD: 26639
Cospar number: 2000-081B
Operator: SES S.A.
Launch date: 19-Dec-2000
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 G
Launch mass (kg): 2015
Dry mass (kg): 919
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
Model (bus): A2100A
Orbit: Inclined
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2379
Beacon(s): 3700.5H, 4199.5V
24 C-band transponderst to provide cable television and radio programming services to CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean.
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