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SpaceX Falcon 9 : AMOS-17 : H1-2019
« on: 11/06/2017 08:58 PM »
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Spacecom Orders Multi-Band High-Throughput Satellite From Boeing Satellite Systems International
AMOS-17, Planned to be Launched in 2019, Will be Multi-Band High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Servicing Middle East, Europe and Africa from 17°E Orbital Position

Tel Aviv – 21 December 2016: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced today that it has entered into a satellite procurement agreement with Boeing Satellite Systems International. The deal for AMOS-17 is worth US$161 million.

The new satellite, AMOS-17, expected to be launched in 2019, will operate from 17°E and will expand and strengthen Spacecom’s coverage of the growing satellite service markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. AMOS-17 will be designed for an in-orbit life of more than 15 years with payload power of approximately 8.5 kW.

AMOS-17 will offer Ka-band, Ku-band and C-Band services. It will have a combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency. By providing extensive Ka-Band coverage over the Middle East, Europe and Africa, Ku-Band and C-Band over Africa, it will be a catalyst for Spacecom’s growth plans over the next decade.

David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom said, “AMOS-17 will be a multi-band high-throughput, state-of-the-art satellite that will provide reliable solutions and offer a significant competitive advantage for our customers. We are pleased to partner with Boeing in making this important addition to our fleet. The Boeing satellite will provide a great fit for Spacecom’s expansion strategy, offering an innovative design with capabilities that provide flexible service offerings to meet the growing demands of our customers. AMOS-17 will enhance our capabilities as a growing and highly capable satellite operator.”

[SpaceNews Dec. 22, 2016] Ex-Im’s satellite-lending lapse didn’t stop Israel’s Spacecom from buying American
Spacecom ordered Amos-17 from Boeing Satellite Systems in a $161 million  deal announced Dec. 21 to replace Amos-5, a satellite built by Russia’s ISS Reshetnev around a payload supplied by Thales Alenia Space of France. Amos-5 ceased communicating in November 2015 after a power failure.
Amos-17 is planned for launch in 2019 and will use chemical propulsion.

[SpaceNews Oct. 19, 2017] Spacecom returns to SpaceX for one, possibly two launches

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has agreed to launch its next satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX in 2019, and will likely launch a second satellite on another Falcon 9 in 2020.

In a statement provided to SpaceNews Oct. 18, Spacecom said it “will use full credits from AMOS-6’s unfulfilled September 2016 launch to fully cover AMOS-17’s launch fees.” Another statement, given to the Israeli stock exchange the same day, said the 2019 mission could launch on a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket.

AMOS-17 Multi-Band High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) To Service Africa from 17°E Orbital Position, Scheduled for Launch in 2019 via SpaceX Falcon-9

Tel Aviv/Cape Town – 6 November 2017: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced today that its AMOS-17 communication satellite has successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and entered full production. Specifically designed for the African continent and scheduled for launch in early 2019, AMOS-17 will operate from 17°E to expand and strengthen Spacecom’s coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It will offer extensive Ka-band, Ku-band and C-Band HTS services, combining broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency. The satellite’s in-orbit life is expected to be 19 years. 

Boeing Satellite Systems International is building the satellite and SpaceX will send it into orbit on a Falcon-9 launch vehicle.

David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom said, “AMOS-17, equipped with latest generation digital payload, represents the most advanced satellite over Africa and further delivers on our long-term commitment to the African market. This satellite will bring multi-band high-throughput technologies to deliver unique service capabilities not possible on traditional satellites. We are introducing cutting edge satellite technology to Africa, that combined with our customer-centric approach, makes Spacecom the ideal choice for service providers. AMOS-17 will advance our support in creating a digital Sub-Sahara Africa society.“

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