Intelsat-8 [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:
Intelsat 804 suffered a total loss on 15. January 2005 due to a major power system anomaly.
Intelsat 803 was later spun off to New Skies and operated as NSS 803. Later it was renamed NSS 5. NSS 5 was moved in September 2012 to 50.5 degrees east to secure this orbital slot for Thai satellite operator Thaicom.
|Nation:||International, Netherlands (NSS)|
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Intelsat / New Skies (NSS)|
|Equipment:||38 C-band transponders, 6 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||2 × LEROS-1B|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||14-17 years, depending on the launch vehicle|
|Intelsat 801||1997-009A||01.03.1997||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44P H10-3|
|Intelsat 802||1997-031A||25.06.1997||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44P H10-3|
|Intelsat 803 → NSS 803 → NSS 5||1997-053A||23.09.1997||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-42L H10-3|
|Intelsat 804||1997-083A||22.12.1997||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-42L H10-3|
Further Intelsat missions: