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Optus B1


Designation 22087 / 92054A
Launch date 13 Aug 1992
Country of origin Australia
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 2E (first commercial flight)
Launch site Xichang

Lost its primary SCP on 21 May 2005 causing an outage. The satellite now needs an urgent replacement.
On 30 Mar 2006, the satellite experienced an outage between 6:52 and 20:30 UT.


Begin End Position
L: 13 Aug 1992 Aug 2006 160°E
Aug 2006 Fev 2007 160°E, inclined
Mar 2007 May 2008 164°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service May 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
High Performance beam

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