Optus prepares to launch D-series satellites

12 May 2004

Optus has contracted Arianespace to launch its D1 and D2 satellites, which it claims will replace the company’s B1 and B2 models and form the backbone of its satellite business over the next ten years. The new D1 satellite will be launched over the Ariane 5 launcher at the end of 2005 with D2 due to be launched in 2007.