Israel’s Space Communication Ltd. will pay Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) some $365 million for a fourth Amos-class communications satellite, which will be placed in a new orbital slot to provide coverage in Asia. Amos 4, a 3.4-ton high-power Ku- and Ka-band spacecraft, is to be placed in a slot between 64 and 76 deg. E. Long. for the expanded coverage. Set for launch in the third quarter of 2012, it will have a projected service life of 12 years. Spacecom’s Amos 1 and 2 and its planned ...

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