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 satellite 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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||7 (+2) Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|AMOS 1 → Intelsat 24||1996-030B||16.05.1996||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44L H10-3||with Palapa C2|
Further Intelsat missions: