Spacecom


Ukrainian 4K channel broadcasting on Amos 7

What is claimed to be Ukraine’s first 4K TV channel, Nashe Media Group’s #Nashe HDR channel, is now being broadcast across the country by Ukrainian operator UKrKosmos on Spacecom’s Amos 7 satellite. Nashe Media Group plans to follow up the launch of the UHD service, which highlights Ukraine’s natural beauty and nature and cultural heritage, […]

Spacecom creates division to target new business opportunities

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has created a ‘vertical solutions division’ to target service providers as well as mobile operators, government programmes and other commercial groups operating in the data, mobile, and video markets. Spacecom says that its new division provides value to customers by enabling them to reach a broader range of new business opportunities as […]

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 […]

Spacecom secures deal with Nepal’s Dish Media Network

Nepalese DTH pay TV operator Dish Media Network has taken additional capacity on Spacecom’s Amos-4 satellite, which operates at the 65° East orbital slot. Dish Media Network operates Dishhome, a DTH pay TV offering with nationwide coverage. The service plans to expand its offering, adding more HD channels and launching UHD services. Dishhome’s capacity on […]

Spacecom’s Amos-17 now in production

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom’s latest satellite, Amos-17, has completed its ‘critical design review’ and is now in production. The satellite, which is specifically designed for Africa, is scheduled for launch in early 2019 and will operate at the 17° East orbital slot. Amos-17, which will strengthen Spacecom’s coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, […]

Spacecom extends deal with Nepalese DTH player

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has signed a new deal with existing customer Dish Media Network of Nepal that will see the Tibetan country’s only DTH operator take additional capacity on the Amos-4 satellite. Dish Media Network’s Dishhome service will take additional capacity at the 65° East orbital slot to expand its line-up of standard and […]

SpaceX explains cause of Amos-6 explosion

SpaceX has identified the fault that caused Spacecom’s Amos-6 satellite to be destroyed in a launchpad explosion last September. SpaceX said that the fault was caused after three composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) inside the second stage liquid oxygen (LOX) tank failed. “Specifically, the investigation team concluded the failure was likely due to the accumulation […]

Spacecom ‘will be sold’ to Xinwei

Chinese conglomerate Beijing Xinwei Technology Group is to go ahead with the purchase of Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom, but for less than previously anticipated, according to Israeli press. Xinwei had previously agreed to purchase the operator of the Amos satellites for US$285 million (€253 million) and take on debt of ILS1.478 billion (€347 million). According to […]

Spacecom secures replacement satellite from AsiaSat

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has secured an in-orbit replacement satellite for its lost Amos-6 craft, which exploded on the launch-pad in September. Spacecom has struck an agreement with Asian satellite operator AsiaSat to relocate its AsiaSat 8 satellite from its current orbital position to Spacecom’s 4° West orbital position. AsiaSat 8 will be co-located with […]

Spacecom to receive US$196m insurance payout for Amos-6

Spacecom is set to receive a US$196 million (€177 million) insurance payout for its Amos-6 satellite, which was destroyed in a launch-pad explosion in September. Spacecom said it has been informed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) that IAI’s insurers will pay US$196M – the full amount that was paid to IAI for the construction and […]

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