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Spacecom And Spacex Announce Agreement For Amos-6 Satellite Launch
by Staff Writers
Hawthorne, CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2013


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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Space Communication Ltd. (Spacecom) have announced an agreement to launch Spacecom's AMOS-6 satellite on SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 will insert the communications satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO), further enhancing Spacecom's existing satellite fleet.

The AMOS-6 agreement is the latest in a series of wins for SpaceX. The company closed out 2012 having signed 14 launch contracts -- maintaining the company's position as the world's fastest growing launch services provider.

"This last year has been one of great success and tremendous growth," said Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX. "Spacecom was one of our earliest supporters -- SpaceX is proud to be their partner and we look forward to launching their AMOS 6 satellite."

The AMOS-6 satellite, to be built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will provide communication services including direct satellite home internet for Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. AMOS-6 will replace AMOS-2, which is expected to end its service in 2016.

"We are excited to partner with SpaceX and its tremendous team. AMOS-6 will be larger and stronger than AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 combined, and signals a new age for Spacecom," commented David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom.

"As we establish our position as a global satellite operator providing more services and capacity, AMOS-6 will be a key element of our business strategy and future."

The AMOS-6 mission is targeting a 2015 launch from Cape Canaveral, FL.

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