The Amos-5 satellite has completed its test phase and has now been transported to its launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan operator Spacecom has confirmed.
Amos-5 is scheduled to be launched on December 11, 2011 to its 17 degrees East orbital position and begin commercial operations in early 2012 with both pan-African C-band and Ku-band capacity.
In Baikonur, the satellite will undergo final testing and integration with the Proton launcher and Breeze-M prior to its launch.
“The Amos team is excited to see the satellite on its way to Baikonur Kazakhstan, the final step prior to its scheduled launch said Spacecom president and CEO, David Pollack.
Satellite developer ISS Reshetnev led the AMOS-5 construction process, overseeing the satellite’s design and production.