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Africa, Europe, Middle East To Get Affordable Broadband With New Satellite

Amos-17, a Boeing-fabricated 702 digital satellite, will offer lucrative internet access together with other communications services to comprehend regions of the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. This recently blasted-off satellite will embark on operations in a few months subsequent to on-orbit checks and budging to its final location over Africa.

AMOS-17, crafted on the 702 satellite platform of Boeing, will provide data, internet, and television services to a promising market comprising hundreds of millions of individuals in its coverage areas. The multi-band AMOS-17 satellite, with both steerable and fixed beams, can offer ceaseless service to long-standing users while altering bandwidth to serve short-term requirements for high-capacity throughput, for instance, during natural disasters or special events.

Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.’s President, Chris Johnson, said, “AMOS-17 is equipped with innovations in order that it can back several challenging operations. We are bigheaded to back Spacecom in their satellite technology use to encourage economic development, get services, and promote a greater sense of correlation to individuals across the globe.”

Spacecom’s President and CEO, David Pollack, stated, “It has been a significant experience to have worked with Boeing. The shared pledge to AMOS-17’s advanced digital payload package & performance and achieving our firm time and resource objectives is a great win for the team of Boeing. We count on to effectively accomplishing our joint assignment when AMOS-17 begins operations.”

Likewise, a small satellite tracking service dubbed LeoTrack was recently revealed by space situational awareness firm, LeoLabs, at the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah. LeoTrack intends to provide CubeSat and small satellite operators with an array of data and services comprising orbital state vectors, spacecraft tracking, scheduled passes, visualization tools, and predictive radar availability. LeoTrack is sold via web-based subscriptions by LeoLabs. According to the chief technology officer and co-founder of LeoLabs, Mike Nicolls, “precision” is what makes this service exclusive.

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