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Intelsat Americas 8



Intelsat Americas 8 (also known as IA 8) is an American (Bermuda registered) geostationary satellite that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from Odyssey, the platform floating on the equatorial Pacific Ocean at 154 deg-W longitude, at 15:03 UT on 23 June 2005. The 5.5 tonne, 16 kW satellite carries 28 C-, 36 Ku-, and 24 Ka-band transponders to provide video and data transmissions to all countries in North and South Americas, after parking over 89 deg-W longitude. It will be the 28th satellite in the INTELSAT fleet.

Alternate Names

  • IA 8
  • Galaxy 28
  • G-28
  • 28702
  • IntelsatAmericas8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-06-23
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United States)
  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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