Photo Credit: IAI

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has selected Space International Services, Ltd. (SIS) to launch the AMOS-4 commercial satellite. The launch is scheduled to take place this Saturday night from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

AMOS-4 will be the second AMOS satellite launched by SIS on its Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle. AMOS-3 was launched to its 4ºW orbital position in 2008 on the same vehicle. AMOS-4’s launch weight will be approximately 4.2 tons, demonstrating that SIS has significantly increased the Zenit-3SLB vehicle’s performance since the AMOS-3 launch.

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The satellite is expected to have a lifespan of 12 years.

Here are some photos from its construction and transportation to the launch site.

Cool. I wish I was going with it.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. ''Cool. I wish I was going with it.''

    Are you sure you wouldn't rather strap the RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, his funky looking wife and all of his appointed imbeciles on to the rocket instead? It'll be a better place to live in after they're all gone. TAKE MY WORD ON IT. lol.

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