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Optus D2



Optus D2 is an Australian geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 22:02 UT on 5 October 2007. The 2.4 tonne (with fuel), 3.8 kW craft carries 24 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home (DTH) television services to Australia and New Zealand, after parking over 152 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 32252
  • OptusD2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5GS
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Optus Communications Party Ltd. (Australia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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