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OPTUS D1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-043B

Description

OPTUS D1 is an Australian geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane-5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 21:56 UT on 13 October 2006. The 2.5 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 24 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video transmissions to Australia and New Zealand after parking over a nearby longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29495
  • OPTUSD1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-10-13
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Australia)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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