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November 3rd, 2011

Spacecom... A Moving Experience For AMOS-5 (Satellite)

[SatNews] This new satellite for the Company is now a resident of Baikonur...

Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that the AMOS-5 satellite has completed its test phase and has been transported to the launch-site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The AMOS-5 is scheduled to be launched on December 11, 2011, to its 17 degrees East orbital position and to then start commercial operations in early 2012 with pan-African C- and Ku-band capacity. In Baikonur, the satellite will undergo final testing and integration with the Proton launcher and Breeze-M prior to its launch.

“The AMOS team is excited to see the satellite on its way to Baikonur Kazakhstan, the final step prior to its scheduled launch on December 11, 2011,” stated Spacecom president and CEO, David Pollack. “With AMOS-5’s addition, Spacecom is further fulfilling our corporate vision of becoming an emerging multi-regional satellite operator. AMOS-5 will provide excellent solutions for our clients with superb C-band and Ku-band coverage and enable satellite services throughout the entire African continent.” Satellite developer ISS Reshetnev led the AMOS-5 construction process, overseeing the satellite’s design and production.