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Amos 5



Amos 5, an Israeli communications satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 11 December 2011 at 11:17 UT by a Proton rocket. The craft weighed 1590 kg and will join Israel's communication fleet. It carries 18 Ku-band and 18 C-band transponders. Amos 5 will provide direct television broadcasting, cellular telephone routing and internet services covering Africa and connecting to Europe and the Middle East. It will be positioned at 17 degrees E longitude. It has an expected service life of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 37950
  • Amos5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-12-11
Launch Vehicle: Proton
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 1590 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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