|Mission duration||15 years|
|Manufacturer||Space Systems Loral|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 November 1998, 05:12:00UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Band||24 IEEE C band|
24 IEEE Ku band
On 13 August 2012 it was replaced with Intelsat 19. During September, 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 2300 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 26.48 MBd QPSK 3/4.