Israeli satellite AMOS

 Israeli satellite AMOS,

AMOS is a series of Israeli communications satellites operated by Israel-based Spacecom.

Short for "Affordable Enhanced Satellite", 

all AMOS satellites were developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) using the AMOS satellite bus.

But except for the AMOS-5 developed by ISS Reshetnev using the Ekspress satellite bus, 

and the AMOS-17 developed by Boeing on the BSS-702.

The six AMOS satellites used five different launch vehicles: Soyuz, Zenit, Proton, Ariane and Falcon 9.

And also three different launch sites: the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 

the Guiana Spatial Center in French Guiana, and Cape Canaveral in Florida.



It is the first Israeli communications satellite; its development was based on the experience gained from Ofeq's reconnaissance satellites jointly with DASA and Alcatel Alenia Space.

It was launched on May 16, 1996, from the European Space Center (Spatial Guyanais), in French Guiana.

It was in use for home TV services (DTH/DBS by Yes in Israel and HBO and others in Europe).

Space Communications LTD (Spacecom) also quickly filled all AMOS-1 capacity transmissions and additional backlogs.

So it decided to expand its business and started building AMOS-2 which is in operation today and in 2009 AMOS-1 was sold to Intelsat, and it became Intelsat 24.


AMOS-2 was launched on December 28, 2003 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 

serving customers in three service areas: the Middle East (including Israel), Europe and the East Coast of the United States.

The transport and communication services provided by this satellite include: 

Direct distribution of television and radio subtitles.

Also TV and radio translations for call centers; Distribution of Internet services and data transmission to communication networks.

AMOS-1 and AMOS-2 are positioned close to each other in order to create a common location, allowing satellite users to increase user capabilities without additional antennas.

And after AMOS-3 was replaced by AMOS-1, AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 were placed in close proximity.


AMOS-3 was launched on April 28, 2008, successfully achieving the planned orbit.

The $170 million satellite is designed to provide greater capacity, extended coverage and improve links between the Middle East, 

Europe and the eastern United States.

Planned to remain in space for 18 years, AMOS-3 has replaced the AMOS-1 satellite.

The satellite is located at 4 degrees west of the equator, just like the AMOS-2 satellite.


It is a larger (3,500 kg) platform than previous AMOS generations and was launched on August 31, 2013, 

from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan to be placed in a geostationary orbit at 65° East longitude.

AMOS-4 provides coverage across Southeast Asia along with high-powered coverage packages offering communication links from East Asia to the Middle East.


AMOS-5 was launched on December 11, 2011, providing coverage for the continent of Africa, as well as Europe and the Middle East.

The satellite is located at 17 degrees east longitude and, unlike previous AMOS satellites, 

was developed by the Russian company Reshetnev instead of IAI.

Communication with the satellite was lost on November 21, 2015.


The AMOS-6 was expected to be launched by mid-2016 to replace the AMOS-2, and the 5,500 kg satellite was built by Israel Aerospace Industries.

It was destroyed on the platform on September 1, 2016, by an explosion at Cape Canaveral Air Force One SLC-40.

AMOS-7 (AsiaSat 8)

AMOS-7 (AsiaSat 8) was launched on August 5, 2014 by SpaceX.


AMOS-8 was commissioned by the Government of Israel in September 2018.


Launched on August 6, 2019, AMOS-17 is a Boeing BSS 702MP satellite, transmitting in the Ka-, Ku- and C bands.

It is an alternative to AMOS-5 and provides coverage of the continent of Africa, as well as Europe and the Middle East, where the satellite is located at 17 degrees east longitude.

AMOS Satelite

The AMOS 4° West satellite contains the Yes channel package that operates on the Shearing system, 

and is considered one of the most important packages that broadcast matches from the major European leagues.

In short, the yes channel package on AMOS is the bein sport channel package in the Middle East.

Israeli satellite AMOS

The Israeli satellite is one of the most important satellites in North Africa and Egypt in particular, 

for its ease of reception throughout Egypt.

And it receives the moon with dishes starting from 50 cm, and it receives on the meter and 85 dishes, 

and it also receives with the satellite Nilesat on dishes of 70 cm with ease.

The moon is characterized by transmitting 99% of international leagues and tournaments, 

but its channels work in SD quality on paid servers.

The moon contains about 11 to 13 sports channels

It broadcasts the Moon, the English Premier League, the Spanish Premier League, the Italian Premier League, the German Premier League, the French Premier League, 

the Turkish Premier League, the Scottish Premier League, the European Champions League, and the European League (European League).

And also the Spanish Cup, the England Cup, the German Cup, the Italian Cup, the French Cup, the Portugal Cup, the next World Cup Qatar 2022, 

the upcoming European Nations Cup 2020, the Club World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the Copa Libertadores Cup, the African Champions League from the round before The final, 

and the African Confederation Cup from the semi-finals.

The Satelite also broadcasts tennis tournaments, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, 

NBA professional basketball, weekly live wrestling shows, various golf tournaments, and other different games.


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