Photo from Spaceinfo.com.au
Optus Satellites recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. On August the 27th 1985, what was then known as Aussat, launched its first satellite on the Space Shuttle. Since then, Optus have managed to launch 8 more satellites for a total fleet of 9 satellites, and one of the true quiet achievers in the Australian Space Industry.
For those 25 years, the fleet of Optus Satellites have changed many things across Australia, and most Australians are not even aware of the vital role the play in or tele-communications, TV, radio, internet and for our defence forces.
For those interested in knowing a little more about Optus' current fleet, head here.
Happy Birthday Optus!