AMOS-17 has successfully completed its in-orbit testing at the 17 degrees East orbital slot.
It’s anticipated that the HTS satellite that has been designed to meet the communications needs of the African continent will commence commercial operations in the next few days.
“With commencement of AMOS-17’s commercial operations, Spacecom now has three satellites servicing Africa’s growing telecom, broadband and broadcast needs: AMOS-17, AMOS-7 and AMOS-4,” said Spacecom CEO and president David Pollack. AMOS-17 is the most technologically advanced satellite with HTS beams to service Africa and fulfills our promise to make Africa a key element in our overall corporate strategy as we move forward to make a major difference in bridging the digital divide.”
AMOS-17 has C-Band HTS, Ka-band and Ku-band to offer connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India, China and as far west as Brazil.