Nusantara Satu

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Nusantara Satu 1
Mission typeCommunications satellite
OperatorPSN
COSPAR ID2019-009A
SATCAT no.44048
Mission duration15 years (planned) [1]
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL 1300 [2][3]
ManufacturerSSL [2]
Launch mass4100 kg [4]
Start of mission
Launch date22 February 2019, 01:45 UTC
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5 F9-068
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-40 [1]
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [1]
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude148° East [5]
Transponders
Band38 C band and 8 Ku band [5]
Bandwidth15 Gbits per second [3]
CapacityHigh-throughput satellite [2][5]
PSN
 

Nusantara Satu or Nusantara Satu 1 (formerly known as PSN VI or PSN-6) is an Indonesian communications satellite. It is a large high-throughput satellite (HTS) providing voice and data communications, and broadband Internet throughout the Malay archipelago and South East Asia.

Nusantara Satu was built by SSL and was launched in February 2019 on a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket along with the satellite Beresheet (2019-009B) Moon lander by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the microsat S5 (2019-009D) by the USAFRL.

Overview[edit]

Nusantara Satu is a communications satellite developed and designed by SSL for PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), the first private company in the telecommunications and information services sector in Indonesia.[3][5][7] The project's cost is US$230 million.[5][7]

The massive satellite, features solar-electric ion thrusters,[2] but it also employs conventional chemical propellant for stationkeeping in orbit.[2]

Service[edit]

The Nusantara Satu satellite carries 26 C-band, 12 extended C-band transponders and 8 Ku-band transponders. The satellite offers a total bandwidth of 15 gigabits per second.[3] Its expected service time is a minimum of 15 years.[1] It will provide communications links to rural parts of Indonesia, allowing PSN to expand broadband internet services into these regions.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gunter Dirk Krebs. "PSN 6 (Nusantara Satu)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e de Selding, Peter B. (5 June 2015). "Falcon 9 Co-passenger Found for SS/L-built PSN-6 Satellite". SpaceNews. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d SSL names undisclosed customer announced last month. SSL, Pres Release. 19 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Spesifikasi Satelit" [Satellite Specifications] (in Indonesian). PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e Schuster, John (2 January 2018). "Pasifik Satelit Nusantara - PSN VI project". JLS Capital Strategies. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ Gunter Dirk Krebs. "Sinosat 1 (Xinnuo 1, Intelsat APR 1) → ZX 5B (ChinaSat 5B) → PSN 5". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b PSN gets $154m to build satellite. The Jakarta Post. 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/02/spacex-indonesian-launch-israeli-moon-mission/ 21 February 2019 - Retrieved: 9 April 2020.