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.
||Orbital ATK Inc., USA
||Approx. 3000 kg