SES 8 [OSC]
SES World Skies announced in February 2011 that it has commissioned the SES-8 spacecraft from Orbital Sciences Corporation for a launch in the first quarter of 2013.
SES-8 will feature 33 high-power Ku-band (36 MHz-equivalent) transponders and will be co-positioned with the NSS-6 satellite at the orbital location of 95° East. SES-8 is a medium-sized satellite with beams focused on South Asia (India) and Indo-China (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos) to support existing DTH customers with back-up and growth transponder capacity. The spacecraft will be built on Orbital’s flight-proven STAR spacecraft platform and will generate approximately 5.0 kilowatts of payload power.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||SES World Skies|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||33 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 solar arrays (5 kW)|
|Lifetime:||15 years (fueled for >16 years)|
|SES 8||2013||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.1|