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OPTUS D3

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OPTUS D3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35756
Int'l Code: 2009-044B
Perigee: 35,856.8 km
Apogee: 35,883.4 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,440.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42241 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   16207.59922388 -.00000160  00000-0  00000+0 0  9992
2 35756   0.0480 336.0808 0003153 132.7473 206.6187  1.00272625 25391
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 630