Satellite footprints

Thaicom-8 at 78.5° East

Position:78.5° East
Manufacturer:Orbital ATK
Launch operator:SpaceX
Launch vehicle:Falcon 9
Launch date:05/27/2016
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

Thaicom-8 is located at the prime orbital position of 78.5° East and is co-located with Thaicom-6. Thaicom-8’s mission is to enlarge the footprint over high growth South-Asia, South-East Asia and Africa markets.

Carrying a 24 Ku-band transponder payload, Thaicom-8 offers a full range of data, media and telecomservices tailored to the communication needs of the entertainment and media industries.

The satellite was designed and constructed by Orbital ATK (Nortrop Grumman) for a 15 years lifespan. Thaicom-8 was orbited on May 27th, 2016 by a Falcon 9 rocket operated by launch operator SpaceX.

Thaicom-8 at 78.5° East

Thaicom-8 satellite under contruction
Thaicom-8 launched by SpaceX
Thaicom-8 satellite encapsulated
Thaicom-8 satellite under contruction2

Thaicom-8 at 78.5° East

Thaicom-8 Footprint