|Spacecraft design:||Lockheed Martin A2100|
|Orbital location:||105° W Longitude|
|Launch Date:||8 December 2006|
|Design Life:||15 years|
|Amp type||SSPA, 20 watts|
|Amp Redundancy:||16 for 12|
|Receiver redundancy:||4 for 2|
|Coverage:||50 state, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean|
AMC-18 is a geostationary Lockheed Martin A2100A communications satellite owned by SES Americom. It was launched on December 8, 2006 from Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle and is situated at 105° west longitude, providing coverage of North America with twenty-four C band transponders of 12-18 watts each. Future users in May 2007 include The CW Television Network and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, among other services.
The satellite has an expected lifetime of at least 15 years.