Optus this morning confirmed that their D3 satellite, which will give Foxtel subscribers a heap of new HD channels (among other things) is set to launch on August 22 between 8:09 and 9:09 am Sydney time. It'll be launching from French Guiana, which is where they launched both the D1 and D2 satellites. [Optus]
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