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Sky Muster II Satellite Launching into Orbit Tomorrow

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The second nbn™ Sky Muster™ Satellite is to be launched tomorrow.

The National Broadband Network’s Sky Muster™ satellite aims to bring fast and reliable Internet connection to thousands of Australians, especially those living in remote and rural areas. In order to accomplish that task, the nbn™ is launching a second Sky Muster™ satellite in orbit tomorrow, 5th of October.

According to Satnews, the Sky Muster™ II is intended to be a high-performance broadband satellite and will be launched via the Ariane space dual-passenger Ariane 5 mission.

The second satellite is designed to further boost the delivery of the the nbn™’s advanced satellite internet services, particularly for Australians living in hard to reach places such as Tasmania and other islands.

The second Sky Muster is a Ka-band, high-throughput broadband satellite and will use advanced design multiple spot beams to better optimise the country’s bandwidth, leading to better distribution to the population.

The satellite was built by Space Systems Loral for the country’s broadband network and will have an estimated liftoff mass of 6,400 kilograms.

Many Australians are in need of better internet, and the Sky Muster™ II comes at a perfect time to deliver fast and reliable internet across the bush.

Among the many people benefiting from these are farmers from rural areas employing the use internet to access resources and power their internet enabled applications for modern farming through automation and farm system use.

Parents who have their children enrolled under distance education have raised awareness that inadequate connection is hindering their children, and the National Broadband Network’s broadband roll-out of Sky Muster™ will support distance education.

Tomorrow’s Sky Muster™ II launch will be accompanied by India’s GSAT-18 telecommunications satellite, which was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

With the second Sky Muster™ satellite set to join the original in orbit, rural and regional Australia’s satellite internet will get a lift as the two will work togetherto beam down internet signals to ground bases across Australia.

The NBN’s Sky Muster satellite brings better satellite internet connectivity to regional Australia. To get onboard Sky Muster, call Activ8me today 13 22 88 or visit: http://www.activ8me.net.au/internet/skymuster

image courtesy of nbnco.com.au


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