NBN Satellites Set To Fly
The first of the two satellites, dubbed Sky Muster, will be launched from French Guiana on October 1. Turnbull said this would prove “a huge step forward for those living in regional and remote Australia”.
More than 200,000 homes and businesses are set to be covered by the 6400kg satellite. Current NBN services delivered via aging Optus satellites have been severely limited and sometimes troublesome.
The second NBN satellite will be launched later next year to boost capacity to service users in regional and remote areas.
The ka-band satellites will deliver NBN services at peak speeds of up to 25 megabits per second, regardless of where people live.