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PAS 8 → Intelsat 8

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 SSL-1300 bus.

Intelsat changed the name of the PAS satellites to Intelsat effective to 1. February 2007.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band transponders, 24 C-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 3800 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PAS 8 → Intelsat 8 1998-065A 04.11.1998 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM3

References:

Further PAS missions:
Further Intelsat missions: