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Optus A3

Also called Aussat A3


Designation 18350 / 87078A
Launch date 16 Sep 1987
Country of origin Australia
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V19


Begin End Position
L: 16 Sep 1987   164°E
Feb 1995   156°E
Aug 1995 Jun 1999 152°E, inclined
Jul 1999 Apr 2006 164°E, inclined
Jun 2006 Mar 2008 31.5°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Apr 2008
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Antenna specifications
Transponder frequency chart

EIRP coverage (dBW)

Central beam
Australian spot beams

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