Interview: David Pollack, chief executive, Spacecom

by Peter B. de Selding

Spacecom Chief Executive David Pollack says his company, which just ordered a $161 million satellite from Boeing, is preparing to order another satellite for its 4 degrees west orbital slot.  Credit: Spacecom


No commercial satellite fleet operator — not even Russian Satellite Communications Co. — has suffered more from satellite and launch failures in recent years that Spacecom of Israel.

It’s Amos-5 satellite, purchased from Russia’s ISS Reshetev for a remarkably low price, failed in November 2015 after less than four years of service. Then in September 2016, Spacecom’s Amos-6 satellite was . . .

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