|Operator||PanAmSat / Intelsat|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
18 years (achieved)
|Spacecraft type||SSL 1300|
|Launch mass||3,592 kg (7,919 lb)|
|Dry mass||2,100 kg (4,600 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 November 1998, 05:12:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Proton-K / DM-03|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 200/39|
|Contractor||Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center|
|Entered service||January 1999|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||26 December 2016|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Longitude||166° East (1998–2012)|
169° East (2012–2016)
24 C band at 50 watts
24 Ku band at 100 watts
|Coverage area||Asia-Pacific, Australia, Hawaii|
On 13 August 2012, it was replaced with Intelsat 19. During September 2012, it was co-located to the same position as Intelsat 5 at 169° East from 166° East to continue its service life as Intelsat 5's replacement later in the year.
On 19 October 2012 at around 23:00 UTC, Intelsat 8 took over broadcasting Intelsat 5's television channels which include Australia Network and regular feeds of Entertainment Tonight and The Wall Street Journal Report available via a two-meter dish at 4.1 GHz horizontal.
Deorbited on 26 December 2016.