Satellite Optus D1 of Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Optus D1
Country of Operator/Owner Australia
Operator/Owner Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 160.06
Perigee (km) 35774
Apogee (km) 35797
Eccentricity 0.00027279951607738
Inclination (degrees) 0.02
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 2300
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 4800
Date of Launch 13-10-2006
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2006-043B
NORAD Number 29495
Comments 24 Ku-band transponders; voice and video for Australia and New Zealand; will replace Optus B1.


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