Optus D2 Begins Operations
Satellite Today – 1-29-08] Australian operator Optus Satellite‘s D2 satellite completed in-orbit testing and is fully operational, the company said Jan. 29
The satellite is replacing the Optus B3 satellite, which has been in operation since 1994. The new generation D-series offers increased satellite performance and provides continuity of service for Optus customers, the company said.
The Optus D-series will increase the company’s capacity by more than 30 percent and represents an overall investment of more than 600 million Australian dollars ($528.6 million). The operator plans to launch its D3 satellite in 2009.