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SATMEX 8 → Eutelsat 117 West A


Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced in May 2010 that it has been selected to provide a satellite for Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. SATMEX 8 is a high-power C and Ku-band satellite that replaces Satmex 5 and will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in both North and South America.

The new satellite will augment the current SATMEX fleet in providing services such as broadband, voice and data transmission, and video broadcasting. Satmex 8 is a 24 C and 40 Ku-band transponders satellite and it is being designed to be located at 114.9 degrees West. Satmex 8 is based on SS/L’s high power SSL-1300 spacecraft bus which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications. It has a planned mission life of 15 years.

SATMEX was acquired be Eutelsat in 2014 and was rebranded Eutelsat Americas. In May 2014, it was renamed Eutelsat 117 West A.

Nation: Mexico
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. (Satmex) → Eutelsat Americas
Contractors: Space Systems Loral [SSL]
Equipment: 24 C-band and 40 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5474 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SATMEX 8 → Eutelsat 117 West A 2013-012A 26.03.2013 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)


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