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Amos 2 was launched 27 Dec 2003. 22 Ku-band transponders with extended coverage over the entire Middle East. Amos 2 was co-located at 356 East (4 West) orbit longitude with Amos1 satellite, to provide backup for Amos 1, supplying telecommunications and TV broadcast services for the Israeli government. Following retirement of Amos 1, Amos 3 now provides the other half of the pair.#
22 Ku-band transponders with extended coverage over the entire Middle East.
Amos 2 will be co-located with Amos 1 at 356.25 East (3.75 West) orbit longitude.
It will be used as a backup for the Amos 1, supplying telecommunications and TV broadcast services for the Israeli government.
Launched in 2008 and co-located wuth Amos2 above at 4W, Amos 3 uses a mixture of Ku-band and Ka-band beams. Emphasis is on TV broadcast and VSAT satellite internet access.
Amos 4 for launch 2012 with a planneds orbit position somewhere over the Indoan Ocean Region so as to provide coverage of Asia.
This is AsiaSat 2 satellite renamed AMOS 5i
This is a commercial communications satellite with coverage of Israel and Hungary.
Amos 1 was launched 16 May 1996.
Transponder lease applications envisaged: Direct to Home TV, digital TV and VSAT.
Contact: SpaceCom, Tel Aviv, Israel Tel: +972 3 490 484
Coverage is three possible spot beams:
Beam 1 Israel
Beam 2 Budapest, Hungary
Beam 3 Portugal (not used)
7 x 72 MHz transponders, each 36W
Link budget data (beam centre)
Transponder gain settings: PFD to saturate = -74 to -99 dBW/m^2
Uplink G/T = +14 dBK
Downlink transponder eirp = +55 dBW
Uplink: 14-14.5 GHz
Downlink: 14-14.5 10.95 - 11.2 11.45 - 11.7
Beacons: 10.951 and 11.451 GHz
Page amended 2 July 2008, 19 Feb 2015