Intelsat 8

Summary

Intelsat 8
NamesIS-8
PAS-8
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorPanAmSat / Intelsat
COSPAR ID1998-065A
SATCAT no.25522
Websitehttp://www.intelsat.com
Mission duration15 years (planned)
18 years (achieved)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftPAS-8
Spacecraft typeSSL 1300
BusLS-1300
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass3,592 kg (7,919 lb)
Dry mass2,100 kg (4,600 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date4 November 1998, 05:12:00 UTC
RocketProton-K / DM-03
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceJanuary 1999
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
Deactivated26 December 2016
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude166° East (1998–2012)
169° East (2012–2016)
Transponders
Band48 transponders:
24 C band at 50 watts
24 Ku band at 100 watts
Coverage areaAsia-Pacific, Australia, Hawaii
← PAS-7
PAS-6B →
 

Intelsat 8 (formerly PAS-8) is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 166° East of longitude, serving the Pacific Ocean market.

Mission

On 13 August 2012, it was replaced with Intelsat 19.[1][2] 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.

Decommissioning

Deorbited on 26 December 2016.[3]

References

  1. ^ "2009". Intelsat. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Launch Schedule 2012". Sat Launch. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Satellites". SatBeams. Retrieved 15 April 2021.