Satellite Optus D3 of Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Optus D3
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) 155.98
Perigee (km) 35775
Apogee (km) 35795
Eccentricity 0.000237219784129996
Inclination (degrees) 0.04
Period (minutes) 1436.04
Launch Mass (kg.) 2501
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 5000
Date of Launch 21-08-2009
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2009-044B
NORAD Number 35756
Comments Direct-to-home tv services to Australia and New Zealand; 24 Ku-band transponders.


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