Satnews Daily
November 16th, 2013

Spacecom—Post-Typhoon Support (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC) has announced that the AMOS-4 communications satellite has been called into service for the Philippine disaster recovery effort after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Artistic rendition of the AMOS-4 satellite.
Israel's Homefront Command and Medical Corps who have set up a field medical hospital unit are using the satellite for all their data and communications needs: telephony, messaging, video and internet.

AMOS-4 is set to start commercial operations at 65 degrees East, its designated permanent service location to serve Southeast Asia, Russia and the Middle East. AMOS-4 has Ku-band and high power Ka-band transponders with steerable beams. These Ku and Ka transponders create a powerful platform, enabling a wide range of cross-region, cross-band and cross-beam connectivity options to reach the vast urban and rural areas of these regions. AMOS-4 provides extensive traditional and next-generation broadcast, emerging interactive, mobile and broadband reach for satellite services, including Direct-To-Home (DTH), video distribution, VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) communications and broadband Internet.