Spacecom says Israeli govt wants IAI satellite at 4 degrees west; what about SSL Amos-8?

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE MAY 27: Spacecom says it has secured 30-day extension of contract entry-into-force deadline with Maxar's SSL for the Amos-8 satellite. Spacecom is still weighing how to handle Israeli government decision to maintain, for now, a telecommunications satellite production line at IAI with the order of a satellite to be placed at 4 degrees west. New deadline goes to late June.

PARIS — Israeli satellite fleet operator Spacecom on April 30 said the Israeli government has decided to order a telecommunications satellite from Israel . . .

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