Intended for Israeli operator Spacecom, the satellite was launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral, FL on August 6, 2019 on a Falcon 9 rocket. To be deployed at 17°E, the satellite will use Intersputnik’s frequency assignments.
The satellite was built for Spacecom by Boeing Satellite Systems. It is a hybrid HTS system having both wide regional beams and spot beams with frequency re-use. The satellite’s C-, Ka-, and Ku-band transponders will provide telecommunications service across Africa, Europe, and Asia.