Thaicom 6 / Africom 1 is located at the prime orbital position of 78.5° East and is co-located with Thaicom 5 and Thaicom 8. The satellite’s high-powered C-band and Ku-band payload provides broadcast and data services over Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia—including DTH, Video Distribution, Mobile Backhaul and IP Trunking services.
|Manufacturer||Orbital ATK Inc., USA|
|Orbital Slot||78.5° East|
|Design Life||15 years|
|Attitude Control||3-Axis Stabilized|
|Launch Mass||< 3,325 Kg|
|Launch Date||6 January 2014|
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice.