Intelsat 8

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Intelsat 8
Mission type Communication
Operator PanAmSat
COSPAR ID 1998-065A
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Space Systems Loral
Start of mission
Launch date 4 November 1998, 05:12:00 (1998-11-04UTC05:12Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-K/DM3
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 166° East(1998–2012)
169° East(2012–)
Band 24 IEEE C band
24 IEEE Ku band
Coverage area Asia-Pacific

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

On 13 August 2012 it was replaced with Intelsat 19.[1][2] During September, 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.

On 19 October 2012 at around 2300 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 26.48 MBd QPSK 3/4.


Coordinates: 0°N 166°E / 0°N 166°E / 0; 166