MEASAT 3b & Optus 10

Launch Time
Thu Sep 11, 2014 22:05 UTC

Flight VA218.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details


MEASAT-3b is equipped with 48 high-power Ku-band transponders to expand direct-to-home broadcasting and VSAT (very small aperture terminal) services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia, and Australia.

Operated by MEASAT – a Malaysian-based premium supplier of satellite relay services to international broadcasters, direct-to-home platforms, and telecom operators – MEASAT-3b will be co-located at 91.5 deg. East orbital position along with the MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a satellites.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 5,897.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Optus 10

"Optus 10", was awarded to Space Systems/Loral, and announced on 21 March 2011 in a press release by Optus CEO Paul O'Sullivan. The satellite will provide "high-quality broadcast services to households, and two-way voice and data communication services to areas in and around Australia and NZ", and "satellite services to Australia and NZ Government departments, premium companies and broadcasters including FOXTEL, ABC, SBS, Seven Network, Nine Network, Network Ten, Globecast Australia, and Sky TV New Zealand."

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,270.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



55th orbital launch attempt


218th mission
8th mission of 2014
210th successful mission
1st consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

75th mission
4th mission of 2014
71st successful mission
61st consecutive successful mission