Australian satellite history: a timeline of Optus' satellite technology
1990’s - Animation of the Optus B-Series satellite.
2003 - Optus launched in June the world’s largest and most complex hybrid commercial and military communications satellite, Optus C1, in partnership with the Australian Defence Force. See animations of the Optus C-Series satellite.
Lockridge (WA) Optus Satellite earth stations.
An animation of the Optus D3 satellite.
Belrose (NSW) Optus Satellite earth stations.
Optus D3 satellite on the launch pad
1992 - Optus acquired AUSSAT and became Australia’s first privately owned communications carrier, a consortium which included Cable & Wireless. Pictured here, Optus launched Optus B1 in August.
Animations of the Optus D2 satellite.
Animation of the Optus D1 satellite.
Blast off! Optus D3 launches.
Optus Satellite staff celebrate 25 years at Belrose.
1985 - Australia’s first two satellites are launched (A1 in August and A2 in November) and domestic satellite services commence in Australia; particularly remote & rural TV broadcasting. A1 is pictured here leaving the Space Shuttle Discovery.
2006 – Blast off! Optus launched Optus D1 on the 13 October 2006.
In 2009 Optus launched Optus D3. The rocket is pictured here.
An animation of the Optus series.
1980’s – An animation of the A-Series satellite design.
1990’s – Animation of the Optus B-Series satellite, compared to the A-Series.
2007 – Blast off! Optus launched Optus D2 on the 6 October 2007.
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