BONSERNEWS.com – On 19 June 2023, Indonesia recorded a new milestone in the space industry with the successful launch of the Satria 1 satellite.
This event is an important moment for Indonesia because it marks Indonesia’s presence among countries that have a strong presence in outer space with the Satria 1 Satellite.
The Satria-1 satellite is the first communications satellite that is fully developed and produced in Indonesia.
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This project is a collaboration between the Technology Application Agency (BATAN), the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo).
This project has involved various Indonesian experts, engineers and scientists who are dedicated to bringing advanced space technology to the country.
The Satria-1 satellite launch was carried out from Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America, on June 19, 2023, at 18.21 Florida time or 05.21 WIB.
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This process involves a well-trained team working together synergistically to ensure the success of the mission.
The launch rocket used is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with high technology, which shows significant progress in Indonesia’s launch capabilities.
After being launched into its designated orbit, the Satria-1 satellite will undergo a series of tests and calibrations to ensure optimal performance.
Quoted from the menpan.go.id website, the Satria-1 Satellite has the main objective and function of improving internet connectivity throughout Indonesia, especially in areas that are difficult to reach by fiber optic cable infrastructure.
With communication capabilities and wide coverage, this satellite is expected to provide faster and more stable internet access for people throughout the archipelago.
This 150 Gb capacity satellite is expected to provide internet access services spread across 50 thousand points of public facilities with speeds of up to 4 Mbps for Indonesian citizens.