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    Quote Originally Posted by SatelliteAV View Post
    AMC 8 Launched in 2000 with 15 year planned life expectancy

    Galaxy 25 has no malfunction and was retired from heavy C/KU payload at the 97w orbital slot moved into KU only operation in 2009.
    AMC-8 has a lot of issues but there is a backup plan in place if the worst case happened to it.

    Galaxy 25 has some c-band activity so it's not Ku-band only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadg2 View Post
    I didn't realize that AMC 7 & 8 had 15 year life. I was thinking more like 12 on those. That was what was causing my concern. Thanks for your help guys.
    some of the newest ones also have 16-18 year lifetime expectancy so it looks like advances are being made in stationkeeping to extend the life beyond 15 years.


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