|Mission duration||13 years|
|Launch mass||1,928.2 kilograms (4,251 lb)|
|BOL mass||1,012 kilograms (2,231 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||March 05, 1984, 00:50:03UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-1|
|End of mission|
|Longitude||180° W (original position)|
33° E (current position)
|Semi-major axis||43,021 kilometers (26,732 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||36,580.8 kilometers (22,730.3 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||36,720.2 kilometers (22,816.9 mi)|
|Epoch||April 23, 2017|
4 Ku band
Intelsat 508, previously named Intelsat V F-8, was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1984, it was the eighth of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat-V satellite bus. Intelsat V F-8 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network.
The satellite was successfully launched into space on October 19, 1983, at 00:45 UTC, by means of an Ariane 1 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. It had a launch mass of 1,928 kg. The Intelsat V F-8 was equipped with 4 Ku-band transponders more 21 C-band transponders for 12,000 audio circuits and 2 TV channels.