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SES-8 satellite goes into operation

SES’s December-launched SES-8 satellite is now fully operational at the orbital location of 95 degrees East. 

The satellite operator said that the SES-8 has been successfully co-positioned with its NSS-6 satellite.

The Orbital Sciences Corporation-manufactured satellite will serve growing markets in South Asia and Indo-China, features up to 33 Ku-band transponders and will provide expansion capacity for DTH, VSAT and government applications.