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Satellite Name: Optus B3 (Aussat B3)
Status: retired
Position: 164° E (164° E)
NORAD: 23227
Cospar number: 1994-055A
Operator: Optus Communications
Launch date: 28-Aug-1994
Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch vehicle: Long March CZ-2E
Launch mass (kg): 2858
Dry mass (kg): 1582
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): HS-601
Orbit: Inclined
Expected lifetime: 10-14 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 12747.5H, 12749H
15 Ku-band transponders covering Australia and New Zealand. Provides telephone, TV, mobile communications, air traffic control. Also has 1 L-band tranponder, Ka-band beacon and laser retroreflector.
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