Amos 5 ready for work

Israel’s Amos 5 satellite is likely to be formally commercialised on February 1st. However, the operator has already started transferring some of its C-band clients to the new craft, which operates from 17 deg East.

Gil Ilany, Spacecom’s VP/Marketing, in London Jan 23 for a series of briefings, said the in-orbit tests were all on track, and that EIRP-levels were working out to be better than expected for both its C-band and Ku-band deployments. Amos 5 was built mainly to focus on Africa, and has – says Ilany – a wide portfolio of customers now signing up for service.

Amos 5 was launched on December 11th, 2011.

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