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AMOS 1 → Intelsat 24

AMOS 1 [Spacecom]

The Israeli AMOS 1 (Affordable Modular Optimized Satellite) communications satellite was developed by Israel Aircraft Industries with assistance from DASA and Alcatel Espace for Spacecom.

The 1000 kg-class satellied carried 7 Ku-band transponders (plus two spares) for Eurasian communications services, including Direct-To-Home TV broadcasting and VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminals) applications.

After shared launch on an Ariane-44L H10-3 rocket in 1996, it was operated was placed in its allocated slot at 4 West longitude. Later the AMOS 2 satellite was colocated.

In 2009 the satellite was sold to Intelsat, which used it from an inclined orbit at 47.3 East under the designation Intelsat 24.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Spacecom Ltd.
Contractors: IAI
Equipment: 7 (+2) Ku-band transponders
Configuration: AMOS Bus
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 11 years
Mass: 961 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AMOS 1 → Intelsat 24 1996-030B 16.05.1996 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44L H10-3 with Palapa C2
Further AMOS missions:
Further Intelsat missions: