I would like to thank and congratulate everyone at AsiaSat, SpaceX and SSL who contributed to the successful launch of AsiaSat 8, said
AsiaSat 8 is designed to provide direct-to-home (DTH) television service, data broadcasting, and telecommunications services in
We have had a close working relationship with SSL for many years, said
AsiaSat 8 is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 platform, which has the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. With this launch, there are 75 SSL-built operational satellites currently on orbit. SSL has two additional satellites for AsiaSat in its backlog including AsiaSat 6 which is scheduled to be the next Falcon 9 launch.
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