Thales Alenia Space to Provide Amos-4 Ground Mission Segment to IAI

(Cannes, November 19, 2008) -- Thales Alenia Space announced the signature of a contract, with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Ltd, for the development, the delivery and the installation of elements in the Amos-4 Ground Segment. Slated for launch in 2012, Amos-4 will also expand the operator's range of Ku- and Ka-band capacity to provide high-quality communications and broadcasting transmission services. This ground contract and the proposed solution are based on Thales Alenia Space products for Ground Mission Segment composed of: -- Payload Traffic Manager (PTM) for optimized frequency allocation into transponders, accurate link budget calculation and traffic plan generation. -- In Orbit Test System (IOT) for telecommunication payload testing after launch. -- Communication System Monitoring (eCSM) for traffic monitoring using powerful and high speed digital spectrum analyser, the Telecom Carrier Analyzer (TCA). -- Stations Monitoring & Control (Space M&C) for local and remote operation of TT&C station.
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Source: Thales Alenia Space
Date: Nov 20, 2008