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AUSSAT B2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1992-090A

Description

AUSSAT B-2, also known as Optus B-2, was an Australian geostationary communications spacecraft launched by a Long March booster from the Xichang center in the People's Republic of China. Tracking stations had been unable to receive any signals from the spacecraft, at least for several days after its launch, because the launch rocket exploded 45 seconds after launch.

Alternate Names

  • 22278
  • OPTUS B2
  • AUSSATB2
  • 1992-090A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1992-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2E
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 3000 kg

Funding Agency

  • AUSSAT Proprietary Ltd. Australia

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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