Amos-4 reaches orbital position

December 26, 2013 09.25 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Amos MCRThe Amos-4 communications satellite has successfully arrived at 65 degrees East, its designated permanent service location.

From there, it will service broadband and broadcast providers throughout Southeast Asia, Russia, China and the Middle East.

Following its launch, the satellite fulfilled IOT (In Orbit Tests) at 67.25 East before moving to 65 degrees East.

Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in early January 2014.

Commenting on the arrival, David Pollack, Spacecom CEO and president, said: “With Amos-4 in position over Asia our business program in the region is progressing more quickly.

“The satellite will bring the Amos brand’s tradition of providing top quality solutions to these new markets. We are expanding our presence and extending our reach in becoming a global satellite operator.”