Intelsat-8A [Lockheed Martin]
The Intelsat VIII-VIII/A series has been designed to meet the needs of Intelsat users throughout the system for improved C-band coverage and service. These spacecraft will incorporate six-fold C-band frequency reuse, two-fold frequency reuse of expanded C-band capacity, and the highest C-band power level ever for an Intelsat satellite. Consequently, Intelsat VIII will provide significantly more C-band capacity for public switched telephony and Intelsat Business Service, better quality for video services, and encourage new international VSAT applications.
Other salient features of Intelsat VIII satellites include:
This deployment of Intelsat 805 was originally scheduled to use a Chinese CZ-3B rocket. However, Intelsat bailed out of that plan after losing one of its satellites in a 1996 catastrophic launch explosion of a CZ-3B booster.
|Nation:||International, Netherlands (NSS)|
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Intelsat / New Skies (NSS)|
|Equipment:||28 C-band transponders, 3 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||14-17 years, depending on the launch vehicle|
|Intelsat 805||18.06.1998||CC SLC-36A||Atlas-2AS|
|Intelsat 806 → NSS 806||28.02.1998||CC SLC-36B||Atlas-2AS|
Further Intelsat missions: