El Segundo, California. 13 August 2019.  AMOS-17, 702 digital satellite manufactured by Boeing, will deliver affordable broadband services to underserved areas of Africa, Europe and Middle East. The satellite launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. AMOS-17 is based on Boeing’s 702 satellite platform and It will start operating in a few months after on-orbit tests and moving to its final position over Africa. The AMOT-17 will provide Ka-band, Ku-band and C-band services.

Chris Johnson, President at Boeing Satellite Systems International, commented, “AMOS-17 is packed with innovations so that it can support many challenging missions. We are proud to support Spacecom in their use of satellite technology to bring services, promote economic development and foster a greater sense of connection to people around the world.”

AMOS-17 will provide television, internet and data services to a vast market consisting of hundreds of millions of people in its coverage regions. AMOS-17 is a multi-band satellite that features both fixed and steerable beams, the satellite can deliver continual service to long-term customers, the people can be benefited during special events and natural disasters.

“Working with the Boeing team is a remarkable experience. The shared commitment to AMOS-17’s performance and advanced digital payload package and meeting our tight time and resource goals is a tremendous win for the Boeing team. We look forward to successfully completing our joint mission when AMOS-17 commences operations.” asserted David Pollack, CEO and President at Spacecom, Israel.

The delivery of the AMOS-17 satellite to Spacecom is the significant milestone in Boeing’s nearly 70-year relationship with Israel.