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Satmex 8

Satmex 8 is a high-power C- and Ku-band satellite that replaces Satmex 5 and provides Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in both North and South America. Satmex (Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.), as leading satellite services provider in the Americas, offers continental and regional services including video contribution and distribution, broadband services, cellular backhaul, and distance learning. Satmex 8 enhances the current Satmex fleet in providing better performance and additional capacity. Satmex 8 has 24 C- and 40 Ku-band transponders and is located at 116.8 degrees West longitude. The satellite was successfully launched in March 2013.