(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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