Amos-1, Israel’s first civilian communications satellite. Photo courtesy of Spacecom

AMOS-1, Israel’s first civilian communications satellite, is launched from the European Space Centre in French Guiana on May 16. Its purpose was to enable home TV services provided by YES in Israel and by HBO and other networks in Europe.

Today, Spacecom’s AMOS satellite fleet provides broadcast and broadband satellite services with Pan-European, Pan-African, Middle Eastern, Russian and Asian coverage and cross-region connectivity.