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Amos 5



General


Designation 37950 / 11074A
Launch date 11 Dec 2011
Country of origin Israel
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 17°E
Launch vehicle Proton #833

Satellite worth $170 million. Initially planned for launch in late 2010.

Encountered power failures which could be worked around not to reduce expected lifetime.

Was insured for $158 million at the time of total failure.

End of life


Out of service 21 Nov 2015
Cause total failure, total loss of power, drifting

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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage (dBW)


C-band
Ku-band beam 1
Ku-band beam 2
Ku-band beam 3

Specifications


Prime contractor ISS Reshetnev (former NPO-PM)
Platform Express 1000H (unpressurized platform)
Mass at launch 1600 kg
Dry mass max 850 kg
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 5.9 kW
Design lifetime 15 years

Payload provided by Thales Alenia Space.

C-band


Main transponders 18
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 14 x 72 MHz
4 x 36 MHz
Coverage African continent + part of Europe and Middle East
EIRP max 44 dBW
G/T max 0.5 dB/K
Polarization circular cross-polarized
Frequencies uplink: 5.7-6.5 GHz
downlink: 3.4-42.2 GHz

Cross strapping for 2x72 MHz on Ku beam 2.

Ku-band - beam 1


Main transponders
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 72 MHz
Coverage sub-saharian Africa down to Madagascar + Reunion Island
has got a European and Israel coverage with 35-33 dBW
EIRP max 53 dBW
G/T max 6 dB/K (-10 dB/K over Europe)
Polarization linear cross-polarized
Frequencies uplink: 14-14.5 & 17.3-18.1 GHz
downlink: 10.95-11.7 & 12.5-12.75 & 11.7-12.5 GHz


Ku-band - beam 2


Main transponders
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 72 MHz
Coverage South Equator down to South Africa
has got a European and Israel coverage with 35-33 dBW
EIRP max 53 dBW
G/T max 8 dB/K (-8 dB/K over Europe)
Polarization linear cross-polarized
Frequencies uplink: 14-14.5 & 17.3-18.1 GHz
downlink: 10.95-11.7 & 12.5-12.75 & 11.7-12.5 GHz

Cross strapping for 2x72 MHz to C-band.


Ku-band - beam 3


Main transponders
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 72 MHz
Coverage Nigeria spot + Kenya spot
has got a European and Israel coverage with 35-33 dBW
EIRP max 52 dBW
G/T max 7 dB/K (-10 dB/K over Europe)
Polarization linear cross-polarized
Frequencies uplink: 14-14.5 & 17.3-18.1 GHz
downlink: 10.95-11.7 & 12.5-12.75 & 11.7-12.5 GHz


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