|Revenue||NIS 513.226 million (2017) |
|NIS 46.7 million (2017) |
|NIS 94.2 million (2017) |
|Total equity||NIS 826.9 million (2017) |
Spacecom, or Space Communication (Hebrew: חלל תקשורת), is an Israeli communications satellite operator in the Middle East, European Union and North America headquartered in the city of Ramat Gan, Israel. Spacecom operates two satellites at orbital position 4° West – AMOS-3 and AMOS-7, one satellite at orbital position 65° East – AMOS-4, and one satellite at orbital position 17° East – AMOS-5.
Spacecom was established in 1993 with a defined goal of marketing AMOS-1, a newly built communication satellite manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). In 2003, Spacecom launched its second satellite, AMOS-2, owned entirely by the company. In 2008, the AMOS-3 satellite was launched to replace AMOS-1 and to increase coverage and traffic abilities.
In August 2016, Spacecom shareholders agreed to sell the company for US$500 million to Beijing Xinwei Technology Group (China) via a Luxembourg business entity. The deal, announced 24 August 2016, was pending the successful entry into service of AMOS-6 after the launch. On 1 September 2016, two days before the scheduled launch date, the satellite was destroyed during the run-up to a static fire test of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Later statements from both companies stated that negotiations were ongoing, but that the purchase price was likely to be reduced. However, by April 2017 talks between Spacecom and Xinwei had failed, and Spacecom began a new search for buyers.
|Name||Bus||Payload||Order||Launch||Launch Vehicle||Launch Result||Launch Weight||Status||Remarks|
|AMOS-1||AMOS||7 Ku-band||N/A||16 May 1996||Ariane 44L||Success||961 kg (2,119 lb)||N/A||Launched along Palapa-C2. Sold in 2009 to Intelsat as Intelsat 24.|
|AMOS-2||AMOS||22 Ku-band||N/A||17 December 2003||Soyuz-FG||Success||1,370 kg (3,020 lb)||Failed on orbit|| Reached end of life on 2 April 2017.|
|AMOS-3||AMOS||15 Ku-band and Ka-band||September 2005||28 April 2008||Zenit-3SLB||Success||1,250 kg (2,760 lb)||N/A||Straight GEO launch.|
|AMOS-5||Ekspress-1000H||18 C-band and 16 Ku-band||N/A||2011-12-11||Proton-M / Briz-M||Success||1,972 kg (4,348 lb)||Failed on orbit||Launched along Luch 5A. Failed on 21 November 2015.|
|AMOS-4||AMOS 4000||8 Ku-band and 4 Ka-band||N/A||31 August 2013||Zenit-3SLB||Success||4,250 kg (9,370 lb)||N/A|||
|AMOS-6||AMOS 4000||2 S-band, 43 Ku-band and Ka-band||2012||3 September 2016||Falcon 9 Full Thrust||Destroyed before launch ||5,500 kg (12,100 lb)||N/A||Electric propulsion for station keeping.|
|AMOS-7||SSL-1300||24 Ku-band, 1 Ka-band||N/A||5 August 2014||Falcon 9||(Launched for AsiaSat)||4,535 kg (9,998 lb)||N/A||Four-year lease of AsiaSat 8.|
|AMOS-17||BSS-702MP||Ka-band, Ku-band, C-band||2016||6 August 2019||Falcon 9||Success||6,500 kg (14,300 lb)||N/A||Deployed with a free launch due to the loss of AMOS-6.|
|AMOS-8||AMOS 4000||39 Ku-band, 24 Ka-band, 2 S-band||2018||planned 2020||Falcon 9||Cancelled||5,250 kg (11,570 lb)||N/A||Spacecom selected SSL to build satellite, based on SSL-1300 bus. AMOS-6 replacement. This order was eventually cancelled.|
Prior to March 2005 Spacecom had been a privately held company.