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DirecTV 8



DirecTV 8 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 17:59 UT on 22 May 2005. The satellite carries 32 Ku-band and four Ka-band transponders to provide high definition TV after parking over 93 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28659
  • DirecTV8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-05-22
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 3700 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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