Optus selects Arianespace to launch Optus 11 satellite on Ariane 6 in 2023

by | Nov 17, 2021 | commercial launch services, Seradata News

Australian GEO satellite operator Optus (Singtel Optus) has selected Arianespace to launch its next satellite in 2023. The spacecraft known as Optus 11 is planned as a HTS replacement for the older Optus D1 satellite which is already 15 years old. Arianespace is expected to utilise its yet-to-launch Ariane 6 launch vehicle.

The satellite construction contract was awarded to European manufacturer Airbus DS in July 2020.

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