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SKY MUSTER

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SKY MUSTER is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40940
Int'l Code: 2015-054A
Perigee: 35,789.5 km
Apogee: 35,800.6 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 42166 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: September 30, 2015
Source: Australia (AUS)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

SKY MUSTER is a geostationary satellite, the first of two huge communications satellites to set up a nationwide broadband system to ensure every Australian home and business is connected by 2020. The network will eventually reach eight million homes and businesses, many through terrestrial fiber connections, but around 200,000 customers will require satellites to achieve broadband speeds. From their positions 22,000 miles (35,406 km) above Earth, the satellites will each broadcast through 101 spot beams covering all of Australia and offshore territories. Users can expect to see download speeds up to 25 megabits per second, and upload rates of 5 megabits per second. Both satellites satellites broadcast in Ka-band signals, and the satellites are so large the manufacturer had to introduce new antenna boom designs to fit inside rocket's fairing enclosure. Six-year-old Australian primary school student Bailey Brooks selected the Sky Muster name for the first NBN satellite after a nationwide competition.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40940U 15054A   18047.87727014 -.00000286 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9995
2 40940 000.0121 135.1733 0001321 186.0172 281.6657 01.00267141008788
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC