SpaceX launches Thaicom 8 satellite into orbit

Monday 30 May 2016 | 10:42 CET | News
Thai satellite operator Thaicom has announced that Thaicom 8 was launched into Geostationary Transfer orbit on 28 May using a Falcon 9 rocket by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. Thaicom 8 is expected to enlarge Thaicom's footprint over high growth Asia markets where it will strengthen Thaicom's broadcast platform at the 78.5 degrees east longitude position.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Thaicom
Countries: Thailand
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