AMOS 8 [SSL]
AMOS-8 will include flexible high power Ku-band and Ka-band payloads with steerable antennas to enable customers to deliver various added value services. Spacecom has selected in March 2018 SSL to build the satellite based on the SSL-1300 bus. The satellite is designed to provide service for a minimum of 15 years.
In September 2018 it was announced, that the satellite would not be built by SSL, but by the Israeli IAI to preserve the satellite building capability, although at a much higher price. This AMOS 8 will be similar to the original AMOS 6.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||high power Ku-band and Ka-band payloads|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|AMOS 8||-||cancelled||CC||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)|