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Spacecom’s Amos 4 Satellite Concludes Testing, Prepares to Enter Commercial Service

By Caleb Henry | January 2, 2014
Spacecom Amos 65 east

Amos 4. Photo: IAI

[Via Satellite 1-2-2014] Spacecom’s Amos 4 communications satellite has successfully arrived at 65 degrees east, its designated permanent service location. After a successful launch, the satellite fulfilled In-Orbit-Tests (IOT) at 67.25 degrees east before relocating to its current position. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in early January 2014.

The satellite provides traditional and next-generation broadcast, emerging interactive, mobile and broadband reach for satellite services, including Direct-To-Home (DTH), video distribution, VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) communications and broadband Internet.

From 65 degrees east, the Amos 4 will service broadband and broadcast providers throughout Southeast Asia, Russia, China and the Middle East using Ku-band and Ka-band transponders with steerable beams. Spacecom’s planned launch of Amos 6 in 2015 will expand coverage over Europe and the Middle East.