Heaviest satellite launched by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) into space at 3,270 kg
Optus 10 is a commercial satellite operated by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) (Australia) for the purpose of communications.
A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 11 September 2014. Optus 10 was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).
With a launch mass of 3,270kg, Optus 10 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2014-054A and NORAD ID 40146.
With an orbital eccentricity of 3.56E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 164 degrees.