The Long March 2E rocket carrying Optus B2 experienced a collapse of the payload fairing, destroying the satellite. The rocket continued functioning and delivered the debris into low-earth orbit. The cause of the failure could not be determined at the time.When did the Optus D2 satellite come out?
Our satellite Optus D2 was launched in 2007 at 152°E. It provides fixed and broadcasting communications services. Optus D2 was launched in October 2007 and provides fixed and broadcasting communcations services. Optus D2 provides ongoing capacity for ethnic broadcast services and VSAT services plus growth to meet future business demands.What kind of polarisation does Optus B1 have?
During in-orbit testing of the satellite, it was discovered that the New Zealand spot beam had been configured with horizontal polarisation instead of the expected vertical polarisation - as had been used on its predecessor Optus B1.What are the names of the Optus satellites?
Optus' satellites are divided into 4 classes A, B, C and D. As of April 2014 it owns and operates Optus B3, Optus C1, Optus D1, Optus D2 and Optus D3. Optus A1, Optus A2, Optus A3 and Optus B1 satellites have been retired.