Israel Aircraft Industries Delivers AMOS 2 Communications Satellite to Spacecom Following Successful Post Launch Tests
Mar 24, 2004
Spacecom paid $130 million for AMOS 2
Following a series of successful post-launch tests of the AMOS 2 communications satellite, which was launched December 28, 2003, Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)'s MBT Space Division, officially delivered the $130 million operational satellite to Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd. on March 24, 2004.
During the hand-over ceremony, Moshe Keret, IAI's President & CEO, said that: "AMOS 2 is performing flawlessly at 36,000 km above the earth and is a testament to IAI's remarkable technological ability."
David Pollack, CEO of Spacecom, said that: "Activation of AMOS 2 is an important step in broadening the geographical coverage of our company to Western Europe and the United States. We can now provide satellite communication services to a much wider area."
"AMOS 2 is an excellent Israeli-made communications satellite that sets an example to Israel's status as a technological superpower", added Pollack.
Itzhak Nissan, IAI's Corp. VP and General Manager of the Systems Missile & Space Group said: "The success of the launch and broadcasting of AMOS 2 is a further chapter in MBT-Space Division's family of successful orbiting satellites, including EROS, OFEQ and AMOS."
Spacecom recently signed a multi-year contract with Telenor to supply satellite communication services in the United States, utilizing the AMOS 2 satellite.
Spacecom is the service provider and marketing arm for both the AMOS 2 and AMOS 1 communications satellites, which provide both broadcasting and communications services to Europe, the Middle East and the East Coast of the United States.
Spacecom is a joint venture of Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IAI), Eurocom Group, General Satellites Services Co. (GSSC), and Mer Services Group Ltd.
Photo: At IAI's MBT-Space control station, (from left to right): Itzhak Nissan - IAI's Corp. VP and General Manager of the Systems Missile & Space Group, Moshe Keret - IAI's President & CEO, and David Pollack - Spacecom's CEO.
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