Aussat


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Aussat

(ˈɒsæt; ˈɒzæt)
n
(Telecommunications) the Australian-owned communications satellite launched in 1985
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Also part of the mission were a number of other activities, including the deployment of three communications satellites: Mexico's Morelos 2 (Mexican payload specialist Rudolfo Neri Vela was also aboard, though not to help with the satellite), Aussat 2 for Australia, and RCA's Satcom K-2.
Subsequently Aussat was established by the government in 1981 and was later sold after huge financial losses to Optus in 1992.
58 (1990), Aussat, Culture, Policy & Technology, a follow-up marathon effort by Peter White in gathering a massive amount of commentary on the then live satellite debate.
In tracing these developments, I discuss various media efforts initiated within the Indigenous communities of Central Australia, notably the impact of AUSSAT, the evolution of the BRACS initiative, Imparja, the Tanami Network, and Pitjantjatjara Radio and, most importantly, the current and prospective uses of interactive media and the Internet.
Subsequently Aussat was established in 1981 and was later sold to Optus in 1992.
The launch of the AUSSAT satellite in the mid-1980s is widely considered to have been a transformational moment for Indigenous television in Australia (Bell, 2008).
Established: 1981 - Initially established as the government owned satellite operator, Aussat 1992 - Changed name to Optus Communications in line with privatization.
With the launch of AUSSAT, the founding members of WAARA saw the possibilities for producing radio programming that could be made available to communities all over the state.