Thaicom 8

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
THAICOM 8
Thaicom 8 mission logo.png
Mission logo of THAICOM 8
Mission type Communication
Operator Thailand Thaicom PLC
COSPAR ID 2016-031A
SATCAT no. 41552
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus GEOStar-2
Manufacturer United States Orbital ATK
Launch mass 3,100 Kilograms
Start of mission
Launch date May 27, 2016, 9:40 (2016-05-27UTC09:40Z) UTC
Rocket Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch site Cape Canaveral SLC-40
Contractor United States SpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary

THAICOM 8 (Thai: ไทยคม 8) is a Thai satellite of the THAICOM series, operated by Thaicom Public Limited Company, a subsidiary of INTOUCH, and is considered to be the 8th THAICOM satellite headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.[1]

Overview

Manufactured by Orbital ATK, the 3,100-kilogram (6,800 lb) THAICOM 8 communications satellite will serve Thailand, India, and Africa from the 78.5° East geostationary location.[2] It is equipped with 24 active Ku-band transponders[3] for sending television signal through the satellite to residential places, and for sending high-definition television (HD and UHD) signal.

Launch

THAICOM 8 got approved to launched into orbit on 18 March 2014. It got launched at the Cape Canaveral SLC-40 in Florida on 27 May 2016, by SpaceX. It is the fourth satellite that got launched by the Falcon 9 and the first stage used to launch THAICOM 8 successfully landed on ASDS - Of Course I Still Love You.[4][5]

Reuse of the Falcon 9 First Stage

The first stage was later converted into a Falcon Heavy side booster, which performed a static fire test in calendar-week 20 of 2017. [6]This first stage then continued to land again at the Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during the Falcon Heavy maiden test flight. [7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "InTouch may have to up stake in Thaicom - The Nation". The Nation. Retrieved 2018-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Thaicom 8". Satbeams. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "THAICOM 8". Thaicom. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "SpaceX Falcon 9 recycles to Friday for Thaicom 8 launch". NASASpaceFlight.com. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  5. ^ SpaceX Webcast
  6. ^ "SpaceX on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  7. ^ "SpaceX on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-03-03. 

External links

  • THAICOM 8 Information
  • THAICOM 8 mission overview at SpaceX
  • SpaceX Launch Webcast
  • THAICOM 8 Launch Images
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thaicom_8&oldid=845139601"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaicom_8
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Thaicom 8"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA