Thaicom 5/6/8 @ 78.5° East
3520 H 28125 3/
Mangom and New channel started on above details.
Thaicom 5 – Active Thai geostationary communications satellite , working at the orbital position 78.5 ° East, providing services mainly Direct To Home. Raised together with satellite Satmex 6 . The planned duration of the ship is 12 years.
The contract for the satellite launching by Arianespace was signed September 6, 2005 at the World Satellite Business Week, by the Executive Director of Shin Satellite, Dumronga Kasemseta, and Executive Director of Arianespace, Jean-Yves Le Gall , in the presence of the French Minister of Foreign Trade, Christine Lagarde .