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Thales Alenia Space To Cooperate With IAI In The Amos-4 Satellite

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by Staff Writers
Cannes, France (SPX) Jul 09, 2008
Thales Alenia Space announces a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), acting through its Systems Missiles and Space Group, MBT Space Division, to supply RF communication assemblies for the Amos-4 communication satellite.

IAI, prime contractor of Amos-4, is building the satellite for Israeli satellite operator Spacecom Ltd.

Slated for launch in 2012, Amos-4 will also expand the operator's range of Ku- and Ka-band capacity to provide high-quality communications and broadcasting transmission services in Israel and internationally.

The satellite's weight at launch will be approximately 3.4 tons and the payload power about 4.0 kW. Amos-4 will be launched into a geostationary transfer orbit, to an orbital location different from the Amos-1, 2 and 3 satellites.

These satellites are located at 4 degrees W on the Equator, and allow Spacecom Ltd. to supply communications services to the Middle East, Central Europe and the United States of America.

Amos-4 will be located between 64 degrees E and 76 degrees E, in a manner that will allow for the provision of services to a wider array of customers, in a higher quality and wider areas of coverage, including Asia.

After Amos-1, Amos-2 and the recent launch of Amos-3, Thales Alenia Space strengthens with this contract its long-time successful partnership with IAI.

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