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Designator id: 1997-078A

Description of GALAXY 8 Satellite:

Galaxy 8 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Atlas 2AS rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Station. The 3,560 kg satellite carries 32 Ku-band transponders that will beam 200 digital television and music channels to South America after parking at W-95 deg longitude.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1997-12-08
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-2 AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1962.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Pan American Satellite (United States)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25086U 97078A   12341.03142496 -.00000259  00000-0  10000-3 0  3133
2 25086 009.0581 052.7953 0005757 276.8111 083.0498 00.99704482 54742

Last TLE update on :2012-12-07

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