SOURCE: Space Communication Ltd.

April 23, 2008 10:38 ET

Spacecom Communications Satellite AMOS-3 Ready for Lift-Off From Baikonur Launch Site

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Spacecom (TELAVIV: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that its newest communications satellite, AMOS-3, is scheduled to launch on Thursday April 24th from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

AMOS-3, designed and constructed by Israel Aerospace Industries MBT Space Division, will enhance Spacecom's satellite constellation at the 4°West longitude orbital location, providing back-up capabilities and service reliability.

"The launch of AMOS-3 positions Spacecom at the forefront of satellite services providers with advanced capabilities and service reliability for customers that rely on us for their most important communications needs," said Spacecom president and CEO, David Pollack. "This launch represents another step forward in executing our corporate growth strategy to extend Spacecom's geographic reach and expand our customer base."

The satellite, weighing only 1,250 kilogram, has completed a battery of final tests on the Land Launch Zenit-3SLB launcher. AMOS-3 will be deployed to the 4°W orbital slot, where it will join the AMOS-1 and AMOS-2 satellites, eventually replacing AMOS-1.

AMOS-3 will offer additional capacity, coverage areas, and advanced capabilities such as two wideband Ka-band beams of up to 500 MHZ each and 12 Ku band 72MHZ transponders with steerable beams for global coverage. AMOS-3's steerable beams will provide global coverage and the flexibility to meet Spacecom's customers changing needs.


Space-Communication Ltd. (Spacecom) is the operator of the AMOS satellites, which provide high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, and the Atlantic bridge to the United States. The AMOS satellite constellation, consisting of AMOS-1 and AMOS-2 co-located at the prime orbital position of 4°W, serves Direct-To-Home and other Television platforms in Europe and the Middle East, as well as provides a secure and stable transmission to government agencies. The extensive signal strength and prime location makes the AMOS platform particularly suitable for DBS and DTH operators, as well as a wide range of broadcasters, ISPs, telecommunications operators, and network integrators with Internet, voice, data and digital TV services.

Spacecom's AMOS-3 satellite will offer extended coverage as well as new capabilities such as Ka-band and steerable beams with global coverage.

Based in Israel, Spacecom is traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) as SCC. Its major shareholders are Eurocom, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), General Satellite Services Co. (GSSC) and Mer Services Group.

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