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Optus B3

This spacecraft is also called Optus B2R


Designation 23227 / 94055A
Launch date 27 Aug 1994 at 21:10 UT
Country of origin Australia
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 2E


Begin End Position
L: 27 Aug 1994 Jul 1995 152°E
Aug 1995 Aug 2003 156°E
Aug 2003 Jan 2007 152°E
Feb 2007 Dec 2016 164°E

In mid-1998 the satellite was sold to Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd (CBA) for A$206 million and leased back from the bank.

Was replaced by Optus D2 in Jan 2008 and could now move elsewhere or to the junk orbit.

End of life

Out of service Dec 2016
Cause Sent to junk orbit

External resources

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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