Spacecom Selects Maxar Technologies' SSL to Build AMOS-8 Communications Satellite with Advanced Capabilities

From PR Newswire:

Scheduled for launch in 2020 to 4°West orbital position, AMOS-8 satellite will increase access to high-speed data and streaming entertainment to customers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

PALO ALTO, CA and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Spacecom (TASE: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced it has chosen SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR) to build its AMOS-8 advanced communications satellite. The satellite will deliver state-of-the-art broadcast, broadband and data services from Spacecom's 4°degrees West 'hot spot' to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

AMOS-8 will include flexible high power Ku-band and Ka-bandpayloads with steerable antennas to enable customers to deliver various added value services. The satellite is designed to provide service for a minimum of 15 years, and is based on the world's most popular commercial communications satellite platform—the SSL 1300—which has the capability to support a broad range of advanced applications and technologies.