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Sky Muster



Sky Muster is the first satellite to be orbited by Arianespace for nbn, which is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia. The service provider’s key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices and at the least cost to taxpayers.

Built by Palo Alto-based SSL (Space Systems Loral), Sky Muster has an estimated liftoff mass of 6,440 kg. and will operate from geostationary orbit. It is designed to deliver broadband services to more than 200,000 rural and remote Australians, providing coverage to the entire country, including the Norfolk, Christmas, Macquarie and Cocos islands.

Alternate Names

  • 40940
  • SkyMuster

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-09-30
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Australia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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