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O3B FM8

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O3B FM8 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40079
Int'l Code: 2014-038A
Perigee: 8,065.9 km
Apogee: 8,080.1 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 287.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 14444 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: July 10, 2014
Source: O3b Networks (O3B)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

O3B FM8 is a broadband communications satellite part of the O3b Network, a company based in Britain's Channel Islands with a mission to link developing countries via high-speed Internet. The has a unique orbit 5,000 miles (8,047 km) over the equator, reaching customers in a band between 45 degrees north and 45 degrees south latitude, home to most of the world's population. The spacecraft host Ka-band antennas to broadcast services to customers out of reach of terrestrial broadband networks, boosting data throughput and connection speeds in homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. O3b's name is short for the "other 3 billion," referencing the approximate number of people without reliable, high-speed Internet connections. The company sells broadband capacity to national telecom networks, luxury cruise liners and Internet service providers, providing the backbone for widespread connectivity on ships, islands, in remote jungles and in dense urban centers.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40079U 14038A   17328.41806608 -.00000020 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9993
2 40079 000.0370 000.8493 0004925 234.1337 124.9767 05.00115669056795
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC