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SES-8 will feature 33 high-power Ku-band (36 MHz-equivalent) transponders and will be co-positioned with the NSS-6 satellite at the orbital location of 95° East. SES-8 is a medium-sized satellite with beams focused on South Asia (India) and Indo-China (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos) to support existing DTH customers with back-up and growth transponder capacity. The spacecraft will be built on Orbital’s flight-proven STAR spacecraft platform and will generate approximately 5.0 kilowatts of payload power.

Alternate Names

  • 39460
  • SES8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-12-03
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 3170 kg

Funding Agency

  • SES (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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