Spacecom's AMOS-17 satellite completes critical design review

AMOS 17 702 satellite communications africaThe Amos 17 satellite. (Photo: SpaceCom)

Operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, Spacecom has announced that its AMOS-17 communication satellite has successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR)

AMOS-17 has been specifically designed for the African continent and is expected to launch in early 2019 will operate from 17°E to extend Spacecom's coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It will offer extensive Ka-band, Ku-band and C-Band HTS services and the satellite's in-orbit life is expected to be 19 years. 

Boeing Satellite Systems International is constructing the satellite and SpaceX will send it into orbit on a Falcon-9 launch vehicle, Spacecom revealed.

"AMOS-17, equipped with latest generation digital payload, represents the most advanced satellite over Africa and further delivers on our long-term commitment to the African market. This satellite will bring multi-band high-throughput technologies to deliver unique service capabilities not possible on traditional satellites," said David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom.

"We are introducing cutting edge satellite technology to Africa, that combined with our customer-centric approach, makes Spacecom the ideal choice for service providers. AMOS-17 will advance our support in creating a digital sub-Sahara Africa society."



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