AMOS 17 at 17° East
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Spacecom ordered in December 2016 the 161 million USD AMOS 17 satellite with Boeing. AMOS 17 was to replace the failed AMOS 5 satellite, and is a multi-band high-throughput, state-of-the-art satellite. It features a Ka-, Ku- anc C-band communications payload. It was built on the Boeing BSS-702MP bus and covers all of EMEA, with the Ka-Band steerable beams able to provide services from Asia in the east to Brazil in the west. Its tri-band digital payload offers Satcom solutions over major areas of interest.
AMOS-17 was launched on August 7th, 2019 on a Falcon 9 rocket operated by SpaceX and is stationed at 17° East orbital location.