Spacecom’s AMOS-4 Communication Satellite To Be Launched by Space International Services (SIS)19.03.2013
Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Scheduled for 2013
19 March 2013- Tel Aviv: Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet,today announced thatIsrael Aerospace Industries (IAI) has selected Space International Services, Ltd. (SIS) to launch the AMOS-4 commercial satellite. The launch is scheduled to take place in 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
AMOS-4 will offer customers Direct-To-Home (DTH), video distribution, VSAT communications, and broadband Internet services with multiple Ku- and Ka-band transponders. Once the satellite is launched, Spacecom will reach a large portion of the world’s population, positioning the company as a near-global satellite services provider.
“AMOS-4 will expand and deepen our brandpenetrationinto new regions. With new capabilities and enhanced technologies, the satellite will bring us into Russia’s and Asia’s growing markets, and propel Spacecom to the forefront of emerging near-global satellite operators,” said Spacecom president and CEO David Pollack. “We are excited to be working once again with our partners at SIS and IAI, and are looking forward to the scheduled launch and commencement of commercial activities.”
AMOS-4 will be the second AMOS satellite launched by SIS on its Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle. AMOS-3 was launched to its 4ºW orbital position in 2008 on the same vehicle. AMOS-4’s launch weight will be approximately 4.2 tons, demonstrating that SIS has significantly increased the Zenit-3SLB vehicle’s performance since the AMOS-3 launch.
About Israel Aerospace Industries:
Israel Aerospace Industries is one of Israel’s leading technological-industrial companies. The company is a world leader in a wide range of advanced technologies, including development, production, renovation, upgrading, repair and maintenance of aircraft, missiles, launchers, communications satellites, observation satellites and ground services, electronic systems, avionics systems, advanced radar, precision-guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles.
About Space International Services:
Space International Services, Ltd (Moscow, Russia) is a joint Russian-Ukrainian company, offering launch services for medium-weight commercial satellites using Zenit-2SLB, Zenit-3SLB and Zenit-3F launch vehicles from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan within the Land Launch program. Since the inaugural launch of Amos-3 in 2008, four more missions were completed under Land Launch program (Telstar-11N, Measat-1R, Intelsat-15 and Intelsat-18).
About Spacecom :
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites co-located at 4°W, and AMOS-5 located at 17°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. East Coast and Africa via direct-to-home (DTH) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators, network integrators and government agencies.
The company’s planned launches of AMOS-4 in 2013 with coverage over Russia and South Asia, and AMOS-6 in 2015 with coverage over Europe and the Middle East, will further enhance its position as an emerging global satellite operator.
For more information, please visit: http://www.amos-spacecom.com/
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