Amos 3 Launched from Kazakhstan

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CBNNews.com - Baikonur, KAZAKHSTAN - The Amos 3 communications satellite was successfully launched Monday morning from Kazakhstan, following a four-day delay.

After resolving a problem in the launching system that postponed its takeoff, the Amos 3 joined Amos 1 and 2 to enhance communications and broadcasting for the Middle East, Europe and America's East Coast.

Amos 3 will replace Amos 1, already in its twelfth year of service, a year more than originally planned.

Designed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries, Amos 3 is the most advanced communications satellite.

The $170-million satellite has an 18-year operating lifespan.

Sources: YNet news, The Jerusalem Post

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