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SpaceX launches Indonesian high-throughput satellite

SpaceX’s second mission of the year has launched the Nusantara Satu, also known as PSN 6, satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Along with the primary payload were two secondary payloads organised by rideshare service provider Spacelight, including the Beresheet lunar lander from Israeli non-proit irm SpaceIL.

The mission, powered by a Falcon-9 rocket, lifted off on Thursday from the Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The primary payload on the mission was the PSN-6 satellite, supplied in a turnkey contract that included the launch by Maxar Technologies’ SSL, for Indonesian satellite operator PT Pasiik Satelit Nusantara. The 4,735-kilogram satellite was built on the popular SSL 1300 satellite bus and features 26 C-band, 12 extended C-band and 8 Kuband spot beam transponders. PSN-6 is designed to provide service throughout Southeast Asia and includes a high throughput satellite payload for service in Indonesia. It is the irst HTS node owned by a private Indonesian firm. Tony Chan, Commsday


Australasia Satellite Forum 2019

 

The Westin Hotel, Sydney, Australia

21 & 22 May 2019