|Operator||SES Americom / EchoStar|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
17 years, 7 months, 7 days (elapsed)
|Spacecraft type||Lockheed Martin A2100|
|Launch mass||4,021 kg (8,865 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||14 October 2004, 21:23:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Proton-M / Briz-M|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 200/39|
|Contractor||Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center|
|Entered service||December 2004|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
24 Ku-band at 36 MHz
|Coverage area||Canada, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico|
AMC-15 is an American communications satellite. Owned by SES Americom, AMC-15 was designed to be placed in geostationary orbit, following launch on a Proton-M / Briz-M space vehicle.
Built by Lockheed Martin and based on the A2100AXS satellite bus, AMC-15 is located at 105° West longitude for EchoStar. AMC-15 has 24 Ku-band and 12 Ka-band transponders covering United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), part of Canada and Mexico. Leased to Echostar Satellite Services.
It was launched atop a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle at 21:23:00 UTC on 14 October 2004, from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. AMC-15 is completely leased to EchoStar Satellite Services.