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 took place in 2016 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||24 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Thaicom 8||2016-031A||27.05.2016||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2|