Israeli communications satellite Amos 17 was successfully launched into space Tuesday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was made by SpaceX using its Falcon 9 rocket.
The satellite, manufactured by Boeing, is planned to be located at 17 degrees East, where it will reach across the African continent, along with the Middle East.
The satellite was launched at 2:33 AM Israel time, and according to Spacecom, the launch process was carried out properly, and the satellite separated from the second section of the rocket about 33 minutes after the launch.
AMOS-17 is a state-of-the-art multi-band high-throughput satellite, utilizing Boeing’s advanced digital processor platform, that will provide reliable and flexible satellite solutions and offer a significant competitive advantage for our customers.
It features a combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency.
The combination of the inherent flexibility of the digital platform with the mix of fixed and steerable beams ensures fast response to changing customers’ needs.
The AMOS-17 satellite will provide a great fit for Spacecom’s expansion strategy, offering an innovative design with capabilities that provide flexible service offerings to meet the growing demands of its customers.
According to Spacecom’s CEO David Polk, Amos 17’s successful launch is the company’s needed step towards the repair and return to growth. Spacecom currently operates three satellites in the sky: Amos 3 and Amos 4 which it owns, and Amos 7 which it leases for a period of 4-5 years.
Folk also said that the successful launch, the new technologies, the business potential and the professional team at the helm are a source pride for the State of Israel.
Consider yourselves proud.