Satellite DirecTV-8 of DirecTV, Inc.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names DirecTV-8
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner DirecTV, Inc.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -100.81
Perigee (km) 35777
Apogee (km) 35796
Eccentricity 0.000225350776274121
Inclination (degrees) 0.02
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 3800
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 8200
Date of Launch 22-05-2005
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M/Breeze M
COSPAR Number 2005-019A
NORAD Number 28659
Comments 36 Ku- and Ka-band transponders.


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