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Thaicom 8

Thaicom 8 [OSC]

Thaicom announced in April 2014 it selected satellite builder Orbital Sciences and launch-services provider Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for the construction and launch of a Thaicom 8 telecommunications satellite following approval of the $178.5 million project by Thaicom’s board of directors.

Thaicom 8, a 3,100 kilograms class satellite, will be operated from 78.5° east colocated with Thaicom 5 and Thaicom 6 and will carry 24 active Ku-band transponders.

The launch is scheduled for 2016 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket.

Nation: Thailand
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Thaicom
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: GeoStar-2.3 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3025 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Thaicom 8 2016-031A 27.05.2016 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2

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