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Spacecom selects SSL to build AMOS-8

Spacecom has chosen Maxar Technologies-owned SSL to build its AMOS-8 advanced communications satellite.

The geostationary satellite is due to launch in the second half of 2020 and deliver broadcast, broadband and data services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

AMOS-8 will be co-located with AMOS-3 at the 4°degrees west orbital position, will include Ku-band and Ka-band payloads and is expected to provide service for a minimum of 15 years.

“SSL is dedicated to delivering advanced space systems and services that inform, entertain and connect people around the globe,” said Dario Zamarian, group president of SSL.

“SSL will demonstrate our industry-leading technological capabilities, our legacy of expertise and our commercial mindset to meet all of Spacecom’s mission requirements. We are honoured to be selected to manufacture this satellite.”

David Pollack, CEO and president of Spacecom said: “AMOS-8 will bring additional high-quality capacity to expand our offerings and provide our partners with the abilities to add new and exciting services.”

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