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Satellite Name: ABS-8
Status: planned
Position: 116° E (116.1° E)
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Operator: ABS
Launch date: 31-Dec-2017 (Estimated)
Launch site: TBD
Launch vehicle: TBD
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Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-702SP
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
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ABS-8 will replace ABS-7 at 116.1 degree East and is expected to launch in 2017. ABS-8 will operate in Ku-band, C-band and Ka-band and the payload will have a combination of widebeam shaped coverage and high throughput spot beams for substantially higher throughput and improved economics This satellite will expand broadcast, data and enterprise services to multiple markets: the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the South Pacific region.
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