Spacecom and SpaceX announce agreement for AMOS-6 satellite launch
Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:55
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Space Communication Ltd (Spacecom) has announced that it is preparing to launch Spacecom’s AMOS-6 satellite on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle
The AMOS-6 agreement is the latest deal among other wins for SpaceX, which was awarded 14 launch contracts, becoming one of the world’s fastest growing launch services provider.
“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.
Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX, commented that the company has experienced extreme growth in the past year and its anticipating the launch of the AMOS-6 satellite.
“This last year has been one of great success and tremendous growth,” Shotwell said.
“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 will be constructed by Israel Aerospace Industries, to provide communication services in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
AMOS-6 will replace AMOS-2, which is expected to terminate its services in 2016.
The AMOS-6 mission is expected to launch in 2015 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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