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Spacecom: AMOS-6 features previewed

AMOS satellite fleet operator Spacecom is showcasing the AMOS-6 satellite’s capabilities at IBC2014. The company is describing what it believes are AMOS-6’s advantages, including a pan-European beam and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ka-spot beam capacity. The satellite, larger than AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 combined, is scheduled for launch in 2015 to the 4°W prime orbital position.

Offering 39 Ku-band segments and 24 Ka-band beams to provide a wide array of services, AMOS-6 will be fitted with numerous new technologies including electronic propulsion capabilities to save on weight and cost. The satellite’s HTS spot beams will, says Spacecom, bring multiple times more throughput than traditional satellites thereby enabling broadcasters to re-think business opportunities in providing various data services, including mass market broadband services.

“AMOS-6 will bring the AMOS brand to more territories and add greater value for our customers across Western Europe, the Middle East and into Africa,” said Spacecom CEO and president David Pollack (pictured). “We are pre-selling capacity on the satellite and can note that the current pre-sold fill rate is on a steady line upwards.”