In pictures: Inside Optus' satellite facility

Computerworld Australia took a visit to Optus' satellite facility in Belrose.

  • Optus has the largest fleet of domestic satellites in Australia and New Zealand and provides services for television broadcasts - pay TV and free-to-air - radio, internet, voice and data services. The telco currently has five satellites in orbit - the B3, C1, D1, D2 and D3. Computerworld Australia took a look inside the company's facility at Belrose, the operations centre for Optus satellite services, including satellite control, satellite support, satellite network management, VSAT operations and earth station support. Photo: This Optus satellite is providing Interim Satellite Services for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

  • The five Optus' satellites are geostationary, which means the satellites in orbit move in alignment with the earth's rotation. This means the antenna do not need to track the satellite's movement in orbit.

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