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Satellite Name: Optus D3
Status: active
Position: 156° E (156° E)
NORAD: 35756
Cospar number: 2009-044B
Operator: Optus Communications
Launch date: 31-Jul-2009
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 2500
Dry mass (kg): 1188
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
Model (bus): GEOStar-2
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 12239.25V, 12241.25V
24 Ku-band transponders, with 8 back-up channels also available, to provide fixed communications and direct television broadcasting services to Australia and New Zealand
Charts: list
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