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Spacecom (TASE: SCC), established in 1994, launched its first geostationary satellite – AMOS-1 in 1996. A dynamic, growing, satellite operator- Spacecom operates the AMOS communications satellite fleet, covering diverse territories with an International global expansion growth strategy. Spacecom today is an established market leader in Europe, the Middle East with the 4°W orbital slot ‘hot spot’, has established a significant footprint in Africa and North America and is now expanding to Asia.
Spacecom has an excellent reputation in the market with an experienced and stable management and strong financial backing.Our collective vision is to position Spacecom as an international satellite services provider — one that operates a constellation of advanced satellites at multiple orbital locations and maintains its personalized attention to its customers over a wider range of territories.
The AMOS Fleet Milestones and Roadmap
May 1996 - AMOS-1, the first satellite operated by Spacecom, was launched and provided geostationary services until mid-2008.
December 2003 - Spacecom launched AMOS-2 to the 4°W orbital slot, where it is expected to provide services through 2016.
April 2008 - AMOS-3 was launched to the 4°W orbital position, broadening Spacecom's service offerings with additional capacity, expanded coverage areas and advanced capabilities, including Ka-band and steerable beams.
December 2011 - AMOS-5, launched to the 17°E orbital location, delivers high-power C-band and Ku-band capacity to the entire African continent, with access to Europe and the Middle East.
2013 - AMOS-4 was successfully launched to the 65°E orbital location. Its steerable Ku-band and Ka-band beams extend Spacecom’s footprint to Asia and Russia. AMOS-4 also includes a Ka-band beam with coverage over China.
Q1 2015 - AMOS-6 is planned for launch, to be co-located at the 4˚W orbital position with AMOS-2 and AMOS-3. It will provide steerable Ku-band with Pan-European and Middle East coverage, and a Ka-band beam for broadband services with coverage in Africa and Europe.
Looking ahead, Spacecom is currently evaluating other international satellite ventures.
Spacecom provides broadcasting and communications services to DTH operators, TV broadcasters and programmers, government and corporate organizations, and VSAT network operators.
AMOS satellite transmissions are received by most cable head-ends in Central and Eastern Europe and currently serve DTH platforms carrying more than 400 channels, some of which are HD channels. Major DTH players such as T-Home in Hungary, YES in Israel, Magio-Sat in Slovakia and Xtra TV in Ukraine anchor the fleet. Other value-added services include video, audio and data distribution, broadband Internet via satellite, GSM backhaul, uplink services and end-to-end tailored solutions.
The AMOS superior G/T and EIRP platforms over Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, make the satellite ideally suited for reception of DTH TV with the smallest antennas, as well as for two-way communications delivering the highest bit-rates to remote locations where terminals are limited in size, power, and sometimes require mobility. Additionally, the co-location of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites enables back-up capabilities over the Middle East, Europe, and connectivity with the East Coast of the United States.
Since the launch of AMOS-5 to the 17°E orbital location covering Sub-Saharan Africa, Spacecomhas acquired strategic customers in Africa that provide a wide range of services to answer the growing needs of Sub-Saharan Africa. Services include: Broadcast, VSAT and Backhaul for the Cellular networks.
Spacecom’s partners include a variety of leading broadcasters and service providers such as HBO (Central and Eastern Europe), MTV (Ukraine and Adriatic countries), Antenna-Hungaria, HDT and Telespazio (Hungary), U.A. Inter Media Group, IMC and RRT (Ukraine), DRS Technologies (U.S.), Orange France-Telecom (France), Telemedia, Infrasat, WBS, Internet Solutions (Africa) and many others throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.