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  1/20/2008, Shevat 13, 5768

Beaming Up a 60th Anniversary Communications Satellite


Israel's latest satellite will carry the 60th anniversary logo of the Jewish State when it is launched into orbit in March, according to Kadima Minister Ruchama Avraham-Balila, chairperson of the anniversary celebrations.

The satellite, to be launched from a site in Kazakhstan, is produced by the Israel Aerospace Industries.

Originally named the Amos-3, The Amos-60 is the next generation of communication satellite, designed to replace its predecessor, Amos-1. Its operations are expected to cover the Middle East, Europe and the East Coast of the United States.