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Galaxy 8



Galaxy 8 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Atlas 2AS rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Station. The 3,560 kg satellite carries 32 Ku-band transponders that will beam 200 digital television and music channels to South America after parking at W-95 deg longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25086
  • Galaxy8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-12-08
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-2 AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1962 kg

Funding Agency

  • Pan American Satellite (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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