Intelsat 8

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Intelsat 8
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorPanAmSat / Intelsat
COSPAR ID1998-065A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.25522
Mission duration15 years (planned)
18 years (achieved)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSSL 1300
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass3,592 kg (7,919 lb)
Dry mass2,100 kg (4,600 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date4 November 1998, 05:12:00 UTC
RocketProton-K / DM-03
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceJanuary 1999
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
Deactivated26 December 2016
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude166° East (1998–2012)
169° East (2012–2016)
Band48 transponders:
24 C band at 50 watts
24 Ku band at 100 watts
Coverage areaAsia-Pacific, Australia, Hawaii
← PAS-7
PAS-6B →

Intelsat 8 (formerly PAS-8) is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 166° East of longitude, serving the Pacific Ocean market.


INTELSAT 8 (PAS-8) was launched on 4 November 1998 by a Proton Block DM vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The satellite was designed with 24 Ku-band channels at 100 Watts and 24 C-band channels at 50 Watts. The spacecraft is based on the Space Systems Loral SSL=1300 bus and was part of a series of three satellites ordered from Loral. The satellite was designed for the Pacific market serving Australia, Hawaii, the northwest coast of the U.S., and portions of the Far East.[1]

On 13 August 2012, it was replaced with Intelsat 19.[2] During September 2012, it was co-located to the same position as Intelsat 5 at 169° East from 166° East to continue its service life as Intelsat 5's replacement later in the year.[3]

On 19 October 2012 at around 23:00 UTC, Intelsat 8 took over broadcasting Intelsat 5's television channels which include Australia Network and regular feeds of Entertainment Tonight and The Wall Street Journal Report available via a two-meter dish at 4.1 GHz horizontal.


The satellite was moved to a graveyard orbit by 26 December 2016.[4]


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter D. "PAS 8 → Intelsat 8". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  2. ^ "2009". Intelsat. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  3. ^ "INTELSAT 19". Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Satellites". SatBeams. Retrieved 15 April 2021.