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PANAMSAT 8

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1998-065A

Description

PANAMSAT 8 was an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft. It carries 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders to provide digital television channels after parking over 166 degrees E longitude. It was based on the Space Systems/Loral three-axis, body-FS-1300 bus, whose modular design has proven its worth during some 275 years of cumulative on-orbit service. Solar arrays and nickel-hydrogen batteries provided uninterrupted electrical power.

Alternate Names

  • 25522
  • PAS 8
  • Intelsat 8
  • IS-8
  • PANAMSAT8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-11-04
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 2100 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Pan American Satellite (United States)
  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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