Satellite Intelsat 8 (IS-8, PAS-8) of PanAmSat (Intelsat, Ltd.)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Intelsat 8 (IS-8, PAS-8)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner PanAmSat (Intelsat, Ltd.)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 169
Perigee (km) 35774
Apogee (km) 35798
Eccentricity 0.000284656988329063
Inclination (degrees) 0.02
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 3592
Dry Mass (kg.) 2100
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 04-11-1998
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton K
COSPAR Number 1998-065A
NORAD Number 25522
Comments Television broadcast; 24 Ku-band; Asia-Pacific.


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