PSN 6

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PSN-6
Mission typePrivate communications satellite
OperatorPSN
Mission durationPlanned: ≥15 years[1]
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL 1300 [2][3]
ManufacturerSSL[2]
Launch mass~5,000 kg (11,000 lb)[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateEarly 2019[4]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCC 39A or 40
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[1]
Inclination146° E[5]
Transponders
BandC band and Ku band[5]
CapacityHUS[2][5]
PSN
← PSN 5[6]
PSN 7[1] →

PSN 6 is a planned communications satellite from a private company in Indonesia. It is a large high-throughput satellite that will provide voice and data communications, and broadband Internet throughout the Indonesian archipelago and South East Asia.

PSN 6 was build by SSL and is scheduled to be launched in early 2019 on a Falcon 9 rocket along with the private Sparrow Moon lander and other unspecified payloads.[4]

Overview[edit]

PSN 6 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 USD$230 million.[5][7]

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

An additional, but undisclosed satellite payload, will detach from PSN-6 once it reaches its geostationary orbit.[8] [2]

Service[edit]

The PSN 6 satellite will be used for voice and data communications, and broadband Internet throughout the Indonesian archipelago and South East Asia.[3] Its expected service time is a minimum of 15 years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d PSN 6. Gunter Dirk Krebs, Gunter's Space Page. Accessed: 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g de Selding, Peter B. (June 5, 2015). "Falcon 9 Co-passenger Found for SS/L-built PSN-6 Satellite". SpaceNews. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c SSL names undisclosed customer announced last month. SSL, Pres Release. 19 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b Ralph, Eric (September 12, 2018). "SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare launch to send a commercial lander to the Moon in 2019". Teslarati. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e Schuster, John (January 2, 2018). "Pasifik Satelit Nusantara - PSN VI project". JLS Capital Strategies. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Sinosat 1 (Xinnuo 1, Intelsat APR 1) → ZX 5B (ChinaSat 5B) → PSN 5. Gunter Dirk Krebs, Gunter's Space Page. Accessed: 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b PSN gets $154m to build satellite. The Jakarta Post. 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ Sorensen, Jodi (September 11, 2018). "Spaceflight offers rideshare launches to geosynchronous transfer orbit" (Press release). Spaceflight Industries. Retrieved September 11, 2018.