Amos 17 is expected to launch in 2019 and will operate from 17 degrees East with a footprint covering Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It has a design life of 15 years.
“Amos-17 will be a multi-band high-throughput, state-of-the-art satellite that will provide reliable solutions and offer a significant competitive advantage for our customers,” said David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom.
“We are pleased to partner with Boeing in making this important addition to our fleet. The Boeing satellite will provide a great fit for Spacecom’s expansion strategy, offering an innovative design with capabilities that provide flexible service offerings to meet the growing demands of our customers. Amos-17 will enhance our capabilities as a growing and highly capable satellite operator.”
The procurement comes just a few months after the launchpad loss of Amos 3. That satellite, serving 4 degrees West, is being covered by an arrangement with Asiasat.
There’s no further news on the future ownership of Spacecom, though a purchase by the Chinese Xinwei is anticipated.