AsiaSat-8 (AMOS 7) at 4° West
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
In 2017 Spacecom leased transponders on AsiaSat-8 from satellite operator AsiaSat, since it lost the AMOS-6 satellite during launch. Spacecom will use it as AMOS-7 positioned at 4° West.
AsiaSat-8/AMOS 7 is a Space Systems Loral (SS/L) 1300-series satellite equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders and a Ka-band payload. Located at the orbital location of 4° West, AsiaSat-8/AMOS 7 Ku-band payload is fully leased for services including DTH television, private networks and broadband services.
The 4,535 kgs AsiaSat-8 will off the highest downlink power in the region. With a power of 8,500 Watt, the spacecraft is the most powerful member of AsiaSat’s fleet.
AsiaSat-8/AMOS 7 was launched on August 5th 2014 on a Falcon 9 rocket from launch operator SpaceX.