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Amos-17 gets set for lift-off

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Israeli satellite operatorSpacecom’s latest satellite, Amos-17, is completing the final stages of its pre-launch preparation ahead of take-off later this summer for the 17°East orbital position.

Amos-17 has beendesigned to targetthe African market. The craft’s C-band,Ka-band and Ku-bandcapacity will enable ti to provide broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams across Africa.

Equipped with a digital payload from Boeing Satellite Systems International, the satellite has now completed its environmental testing simulating the launch and harsh space environment.

Amos-17 is currently undergoing final preparation operations ahead of shipment to Cape Canaveral, where it is scheduled to be launched on a Falcon-9 launch vehicle by SpaceX.

David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom said, “We are excited by the opportunities Amos-17 will offer our clients throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. With a state-of-the-art digital payload, it will be the most technologically advanced satellite to service Africa and will deliver a large variety of services as well as connect Africa, Europe and the Middle East. We have worked closely with the Boeing team and are very much looking forward to moving ahead in Africa.”