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OPTUS D3

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OPTUS D3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35756
Int'l Code: 2009-044B
Perigee: 35,782.0 km
Apogee: 35,805.3 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 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   18319.58192435 -.00000144 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9992
2 35756 000.0478 052.0613 0002766 189.9203 178.1723 01.00272151033775
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC