Designed to provide expanded coverage of the Americas, Intelsat Americas™-8 carries 28 C-band and 36 Ku-band transponders, as well as 24 Ka-band spot beams. Built on Space Systems/Loral's (SS/L)1300 bus, the spacecraft has a total end-of-life power of 16 Kw. This is Sea Launch's fifth mission for Loral and the first with Intelsat.
In its 41st year of operations, Intelsat is a global satellite communications leader. Through a customer base of more than 700 broadcasters and communications service providers, Intelsat delivers connectivity solutions that enable people, businesses and governments to communicate and transmit information to every corner of the globe.