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Optus 10

Optus 10 [SSL]

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced in March 2011 that it has been awarded a contract to manufacture a spacecraft for Australian telecommunications service provider, SingTel Optus. The satellite, Optus 10, will be used to augment the existing fleet of SingTel Optus satellites and to assure the highest level of ongoing service into the future.

Optus 10 is planned to be launched in 2013. With 24 Ku-band transponders, the satellite demonstrates the flexibility of the SSL-1300 satellite platform to accommodate missions requiring smaller satellite payloads. This highly reliable and proven platform is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer.

Nation: Australia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Singtel Optus
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300LL
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3270 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Optus 10 2014-054B 11.09.2014 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with MEASAT 3b

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