Amos 2 Satellite Set for Dec. 27 Launch
Israel-based Spacecom‘s Amos 2 satellite is scheduled for launch on Dec. 27 at 9:30 GMT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, onboard a Soyuz/Fregat rocket. Launch services are being provided jointly by Arianespace and Starsem. The Amos 2 spacecraft, manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), will be co-located with Amos 1 at 4 degrees West Longitude, providing coverage of the Middle East, Europe and the East Coast of the United States. The satellite carries a payload of 22 Ku-band transponders and will provide distribution of digital TV channels and business data for private/public networks. Spacecom is a joint venture of IAI, Eurocom Group, General Satellite Services, and Mer Services Group.
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