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AMOS 8 is a planned communications satellite by the Israeli Spacecom to replace the failed AMOS 6 satellite and its temporary replacement AMOS 7.

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.

AMOS-8 will be launched in 2020 on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket. It will be co-located with AMOS 3 at 4 West.

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.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Spacecom Ltd.
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: high power Ku-band and Ka-band payloads
Configuration: SSL-1300
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AMOS 8 - cancelled CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)


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