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Amos 2



Amos 2 is an Israeli geostationary communcations satellite that was launched by a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Baikonur at 21:30 UT on 27 December 2003. The 1.4 tonne satellite carries 11 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home television, internet and data transmissions to the West Asia, Europe and eastern United States after parking over 4.0 degrees W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28132
  • Amos2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-12-27
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-Fregat
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 1400 kg

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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