Optus receives D1 satellite

(Satellite Today via NewsEdge) Optus received the D1 satellite from satellite manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corp., Optus announced.

The satellite is scheduled for launch in September from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana via an Ariane 5 launcher.

The Optus D1 Satellite is the first of the D-series to be launched. This series will provide fixed communication and broadcasting satellite services with geographical coverage of Australia and New Zealand.

Optus D1 satellite will replace the Optus B1 satellite.

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