All of the listed SES Americom satellites provide
coverage for CONUS and C-band coverage of the Caribbean including Puerto
Rico and the US Virgin Islands. AMC-2 & 3 also provide coverage for
Hawaii and southern Canada. SES Americom was formerly known as GE Americom.
Satellites designated as "GE" now have the designation "AMC".
Ku-band space segment on AMC-2 was made available
for occasional use on October 2, 2000. All Ku-band transponders had
been reserved for exclusive use by Primestar, the medium power Direct-to-Home
(DTH) program provider. Primestar ceased broadcasting at 9:00 Eastern
Time on October 1st.
All of the listed Loral Skynet satellites provide
full CONUS coverage and coverage for the major Alaskan population centers,
Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In addition, Telstar
5 and 6 provide coverage for Mexico, Southern Canada and the Caribbean.
The rates provided are for educational consortia and institutions.
GALAXY-3R currently provides coverage for North America
and the Caribbean.
GALAXY-4R was launched into geosynchronous orbit
at 99 degrees West Longitude on April 18, 2000.The satellite provides
coverage for CONUS, Southern Alaska, Hawaii, North and Central Mexico
and the Caribbean.
These PanAmSat satellites have been moved to different
GEO locations to accommodate Galaxy 4R and Galaxy 10R. Please check
with ADEC for current information prior to requesting space on this
GALAXY-10R was launched into geosynchronous orbit
at 123 degrees West Longitude on January 24, 2000. GALAXY-11 was launched
into geosynchronous orbit at 91 degrees West Longitude on December 21,
1999. Both satellites have twenty- four C-band and twenty-four Ku-band
36 MHZ transponders. GALAXY 11 also has sixteen 27 MHZ, 140 Watt transponders.
Both satellites provide full coverage for North America and the Caribbean.
GALAXY 11 also provides Ku-band Coverage for Brazil.
Occasional analog service on the SBS 6 split 43.0
MHz transponder is not recommended for most standard video transmissions.
The FCC has approved uplinks from ground stations
in the US with domestic radio licenses for the listed Telesat Canada
ANIK E1 & E2 were relocated upon initiation of service
by ANIK F1 during 1Q01. ANIK E1 is now located at 118 degrees WL and
ANIK E2 is located at 111 degrees WL. The beams for both of these satellites
have been re-engineered for full CONUS coverage. Signal strength drops
off rapidly in the southern US.
Loral Skynet currently provides Ku-band Occasional
Digital Channel Service (ODCS) on Telstar 4, transponder K14A. Certification
of the uplinker by Loral Skynet is required prior to offering digital
broadcast service on this space segment. Contact ADEC for information
pertaining to the Loral certification process.
Cancellation policies vary among the vendors of space segment. Cancellation
charges of up to 100% may be charged on some satellites for cancellations
made within 14 days of the scheduled feed. Space segment may be placed
on INQUIRY on most satellites. Time held on INQUIRY does not obligate
the client to pay for the time if it is not used. Some vendors will
automatically drop a booking held on INQUIRY status 72 hours from the
scheduled feed if it is not changed to CONFIRMED status. Space segment
which is purchased on challenge does not qualify for a refund if the
time is not used. Resale of this time is extremely difficult. Please
call ADEC for more information regarding these cancellation policies.
At the present time, most satellite owners are not opening their books
for long term occasional booking on either Ku-band or C-band transponders.
ADEC has been able to obtain space segment reservations approximately
2½ to 3 months in advance of the scheduled feed. Most of the vendors
used by ADEC will place booking requests on "advance placement" which
means that they will automatically place our order with the satellite
owners as soon as the books are opened.
ADEC does not charge its members a booking fee for programming which
falls within the Mission of ADEC as adopted by the Board of Directors.
Members are charged a booking fee equal to 10% of the satellite charges
with a minimum of $50 for each non-mission program. Organizations which
are not members of ADEC are charged a booking fee equal to 10% of the
satellite charges with a minimum charge of $50.