Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) will provide a commercial satellite, Satmex-8, for Satélites Mexicanos.

Satmex 8, a high-power C and Ku-band satellite, will replace Satmex 5 and provide fixed satellite services (FSS) in both North and South America.

The new satellite will join the current Satmex fleet to provide broadband, voice and data transmission, and video broadcasting services.

Based on SS/L’s 1300 spacecraft bus platform and featuring a design life of 15 years, Satmex 8 will be a 64 transponder, C and Ku-band satellite to be located at 114.9°W.