Thaicom 8 is located at the prime orbital position of 78.5° East and is co-located with Thaicom 5 and Thaicom 6. Thaicom 8’s mission is to enlarge our footprint over high growth South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa markets. Carrying a 24 Ku-band transponder payload, Thaicom 8 offers a full range of data, media and telecom services tailored to the communication needs of the entertainment and media industries.
|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||27 May 2016|
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice.