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Amos 1



Amos 1 was an Israeli 3-axis stabilized, geosynchronous communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 44 L rocket along with Palapa C-2 from Kourou. It carried seven transponders in the Ku-band to enable voice and vision communications to a large area centered in Israel.

Alternate Names

  • 23865
  • AMOS1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-05-16
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 471 kg
Nominal Power: 1150 W

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Israel)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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