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AMOS-4 (satellite)

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AMOS-4
NamesAffordable Modular Optimized Satellite-4
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSpacecom Satellite Communications
COSPAR ID2013-045A
SATCAT no.39237
Websitehttps://www.amos-spacecom.com/
Mission duration12 years (planned)
7 years, 10 months and 14 days (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftAMOS-4
Spacecraft typeAMOS
BusAMOS 4000
ManufacturerIsrael Aerospace Industries (bus)
Thales Alenia Space (payload)
Launch mass4,250 kg (9,370 lb)
Power6 kW
Start of mission
Launch date31 August 2013, 20:05:00 UTC
RocketZenit-3SLB
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 45/1
ContractorYuzhmash
Entered serviceOctober 2013
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude65° East
Transponders
Band12 transponders:
8 Ku-band
4 Ka-band
Coverage areaEurope, Israel, Middle East, Russia, Asia
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AMOS-4 is an Israeli commercial communications satellite, operated by Spacecom Satellite Communications, Tel Aviv-based, part of the AMOS series of satellites.

History

Spacecom, the AMOS satellites operator, announced in 2007 that it has signed an agreement to build and launch AMOS-4, with Israel Aerospace Industries. IAI constructed the satellite for approximately US$365 million. Spacecom paid US$100 million for AMOS-4. The Israeli government paid Spacecom US$265 million generated from a pre-launch deal to supply it with services on AMOS-4 over the satellite's full 12 year life span. AMOS-4 was originally considered as a candidate for launch on a SpaceX Falcon-9 launch vehicle. The satellite was later assigned to a Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle and was finally launched in August 2013.[1]

Launch

It lifted off on 31 August 2013, 20:05:00 UTC from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The geostationary satellite provides direct-to-home television broadcasting, multimedia, broadband Internet and mobile communications services for 12 years, to communication centers, distribution of internet services and data transmissions to communications networks. AMOS-4 extends Spacecom's coverage footprint to Russia and Asia, along with improving service in the Middle East and Europe with Ku-band and Ka-band transponders. The satellite is positioned in geostationary orbit 35,888 km over the equator at 65° East longitude.[2]

Mission

AMOS-4 was initially operated from 67.25° East longitude for in-orbit testing. The satellite is positioned at 65° East longitude in geostationary orbit.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "AMOS 4". Gunter's Space Page. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Display: AMOS 4 2013-045A". NASA. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

External links

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