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AsiaSat 8

The most powerful among AsiaSat satellites with multiple Ku beams

AsiaSat 8 is designed to be co-located with AsiaSat 7 at the orbital location of 105.5 degrees East. This new satellite is a Space Systems/Loral 1300 series satellite is equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders and a Ka-band payload. Co-locating with AsiaSat 7, Asia’s most established satellite platform for Middle Eastern, European, Asian and international programming, AsiaSat 8 provides exceptional power and additional Ku beam coverage with inter-beam switching capability for services including DTH television, private networks and broadband services. AsiaSat 8 is the most powerful member of AsiaSat’s fleet, with a payload power of about 8,500 watts.

Satellite Information
Launch Date : 5 August 2014
Model : 1300 Series by Space Systems/Loral
Nominal Orbital Location : 105.5°E

Communications Payload
Number of Transponders : 24 Ku band
Transponder Bandwidth : 54 MHz
Coverage :

4 beams : China beam, India beam, Middle East beam and South East Asia beam

TWTA Size : 210 watts
Coverage : Regional beam


An artist's impression of AsiaSat 8



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