PAS 8 [SSL]
Three of the most powerful broadcast satellites ever launched that are capable of direct-to-home (DTH) service are providing DTH programming to millions of consumers of PanAmSat. They were designed and built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L).
PanAmSat-8 (PAS-8), sits above the Pacific Ocean and offers coverage to Australia, Hawaii, the northwest coast of the U.S., and portions of the Far East.
PAS-8 has 24 Ku-band channels at 100 Watts and 24 C-band channels at 50 Watts. The PAS-6/7/8 spacecraft are based on SS/L's three-axis, body-stabilized LS-1300 bus.
Intelsat changed the name of the PAS satellites to Intelsat effective to 1. February 2007.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||24 Ku-band transponders, 24 C-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|PAS 8 → Intelsat 8||04.11.1998||TB LC-81/23||Proton-K Blok-DM3|
Further Intelsat missions: