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  • Spacecom selects SpaceX to launch Amos-17 using credits from loss of Amos-6

    Curt GodwinOctober 30th, 2017

    Israeli satellite operator Spacecom is calling in its credit with SpaceX to launch the Amos-17 telecommunications satellite, tentatively scheduled for liftoff in 2019. The credit is from fees that the company had already paid SpaceX for the launch of Amos-6 but was "refunded" to the satellite operator after the loss of the satellite in a pad incident on September 1, 2016.