The craft is slated for launch later this summer. It will be located at 17 degrees East where it will reach across the African continent, along with the Middle East and Africa.
AMOS-17 will have C-Band HTS, Ka-band and Ku-band capability.
David Pollack, president and CEO of Spacecom stated, “We are excited by the opportunities AMOS-17 will offer our clients throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. With a state-of-the-art digital payload, it will be the most technologically advanced satellite to service Africa and will deliver a large variety of services as well as connect Africa, Europe and the Middle East. We have worked closely with the Boeing team and are very much looking forward to moving ahead in Africa.”
It will shortly be shipped to Cape Canaveral where it is scheduled to be launched on a Falcon-9 launch vehicle by SpaceX.