Optus Satellite Completes 100th Launch Support Mission

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Landmark launch advances next generation satellite networks in the Middle East

Optus Satellite, the leading satellite operator in Australia and New Zealand, has announced the successful completion of its 100th launch support mission.

The milestone achievement was completed for global satellite operator Telesat, with the launch of a new satellite that will deliver direct-to-home broadcast TV services throughout the Middle East and North Africa, which Telesat supported with its industry leading Transfer Orbit Services.

“Completing our 100th launch support mission is a landmark moment for Optus Satellite,” said John Castro, Acting Managing Director of Optus Wholesale & Satellite.

“For more than 30 years, Optus has delivered specialist satellite support to a diverse range of organisations and providers across the globe. To be a key member of Telesat’s global launch support network is testament to our unique ability and continued effort to deliver next-generation satellite networks, enabling our customers and partners to satisfy growing demand for data-rich services and applications,” said Castro.

“Optus Satellite is one of Telesat’s most trusted suppliers for our launch support activities. Their on-time delivery of efficient, effective services helps us assure mission success,” said Dave Wendling, Telesat’s Chief Technical Officer.

The launch strengthens the relationship between Optus Satellite and Telesat. In March 2018, the companies announced a collaboration to conduct live, over-the-air trials on Telesat’s low earth orbit satellite.