Telstar 8 --> Intelsat Americas 8 (IA 8)
--> Galaxy 28

Loral Skynet --> Intelsat

Spacecraft n:

Comm. spacecraft n:

Renamed: Galaxy-28 - Also called: Intelsat IA-8
ex. Telstar 8

Launch data:

Designation 28702 / 05022A
Launch date 23 Jun 2005 - 14:02 UT
Launch site Odyssey, POR
Launch vehicle  Zenith-3SL
Mission Commercial: Communication
Geostationary orbit on 11 Jul - 14:24 UT:
Perigee / Apogee 35765 x 35808 km
Inclination 0.04°
Period 1436.10 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Space Systems/Loral (SSL)
Platform  LS-1300S
OperatorLoral Skynet --> Intelsat, Ltd.
Mass at launch  5493 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  
Dimension  
Equipment 22 C-band, 36 Ku-band & 24 Ka-band transponders
Solar array  
Stabilization  
Propulsion R-4D-11, 4 SPT-100 plasma thrusters
DC power  16000
Design lifetime  13 yrs - still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 July 2010  88.96° W 


Satellite initially located over 270E.

Mission details:


Ref.: #3(SD396), #14, #226 - update: 03.11.10