THAICOM 8 launched in Cape Canaveral

 THAICOM 8 launched in Cape Canaveral

THAICOM 8 satellite liftoff, Cape Canaveral, FL. Image: SpaceX.




The 3.2-tonne communications satellite THAICOM 8 launched at 4.39 am Thailand time on May 28 2016, using a Falcon 9 rocket by Space X.

THAICOM 8 was built by Orbital ATK Inc., and will strengthen Thaicom’s broadcast platform at 78.5 degrees East – providing South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa with broadcast and data services.

The total cost of the satellite is $178.5 million US dollars (approximately 6.4 billion Thai Baht).

– TN

Photos courtesy of SpaceX



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