Successfully launched on 27 May 2016, THAICOM 8 is a Ku-band satellite. The Ku-band payload enhances Thaicom’s footprint over high growth Asia and Africa markets. The satellite’s payload includes 24 active transponders that deliver a full range of broadcast and data services tailored to the communication needs of the entertainment and media industries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. THAICOM 8 is co-located with the THAICOM 5 and THAICOM 6 satellites at 78.5° East.

Manufacturer Orbital ATK Inc., USA
Orbital Slot 78.5° East
Design Life 15 years
Attitude Control 3-Axis Stabilized
Launch Mass Approx. 3000 kg
Launch Date 2016
Transponder Capacity
Ku-Band 24 Transponders
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice.