nbn satellite launch date announced

On 1 October 2015, nbn will launch the first of two new satellites that will provide high speed broadband to even the most remote areas of Australia. 

Blasting off from French Guiana, the new satellite, Sky Muster, will provide internet to more than 200,000 homes and businesses. It will be capable of delivering peak speeds of 25 megabits per second to all users, a huge leap forward compared to what is available today.

Weighing in at 6,300 kilograms, Sky Muster will be one of the biggest telecommunications satellite ever launched and will sit in orbit 36,000 km above the surface of the Earth.

The second satellite will be launched later next year.

Using a mix of technologies, the national broadband network will provide all Australians with access to high-speed broadband, no matter where they live.