SATMEX 8 [SSL]
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.
|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|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|SATMEX 8 → Eutelsat 117 West A||2013-012A||26.03.2013||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)|
Further Eutelsat missions: