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OPTUS D3

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OPTUS D3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35756
Int'l Code: 2009-044B
Perigee: 35,784.9 km
Apogee: 35,803.6 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42165 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   16269.89077046 -.00000180 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9998
2 35756 000.0206 035.9984 0002214 158.9587 286.8536 01.00269876025965
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 541