Optus confirmed today that its state-of-the-art D3 satellite is scheduled for launch from French Guiana on Saturday, 22 August 2009 AEST.
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Optus successfully launched the first and second of the D-series satellites, Optus D1 and Optus D2, on an Arianespace launcher from French Guiana, South America in October 2006 and October 2007 respectively.
The Optus D-series satellites are constructed by Orbital Sciences Corporation of the United States. For mission updates, please visit http://www.arianespace.com/news/mission-status.asp
Please note: The launch date is subject to change according to atmospheric conditions and technical considerations at the launch site.