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Spacecom extends African coverage

March 23, 2023

By Chris Forrester

The Israeli-based satellite operator of the AMOS fleet is extending services over Africa by working with Azerspace of Azerbaijan.

Spacecom says it has signed an agreement to use Azerspace’s satellites to extend the geographical coverage of its services, in particular over Africa.

Yon Rosenberg, CEO of Spacecom, said: “We consider the use of Azercosmos telecommunication and teleportation services as an important step for the development of our joint space activities. Azerspace satellites are among the most dynamic in the African market and they will provide quality services in the field of digital broadcasting.”

Azercosmos has two geostationary satellites, both US-built and launched by Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana. They orbit above the equator at 45.1° and 46° East and provide video and data services.

The two companies said they have signed a cooperation agreement on joint implementation of long-term projects.

Spacecom owns a number of its own AMOS satellites, including some with coverage of Africa.

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