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OPTUS D3

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OPTUS D3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35756
Int'l Code: 2009-044B
Perigee: 35,781.8 km
Apogee: 35,810.5 km
Inclination: 0.1 °
Period: 1,436.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 42167 km
RCS: 6.3096 m2 (large)
Launch date: August 21, 2009
Source: Australia (AUS)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

Optus D3 is the third in the current generation of communications satellites built in Virginia by Orbital Sciences for the Australian operator. This latest craft will enable a broadening of services provided from space. Constructed around Orbital's Star 2 design with a 15-year life expectancy, the 5,400-pound (2,450-kg) craft has Ku-band transponders for relaying communications and direct-to-home television across Australia and New Zealand. It will be positioned at 156 degrees East longitude.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 35756U 09044B   16037.63426669 -.00000155  00000-0  00000+0 0  9993
2 35756   0.0523 327.0353 0003410   6.7165 186.7599  1.00263180 2369
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 288