PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

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PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara is an Indonesian satellite communication company.[1] It was formed in 1991 and was the first satellite-based telecommunications company in Indonesia.

In 1995 a collaboration started what was to become Aces (Asia Cellular Satellite system). In 1998, a WAN-based service for corporate customers was introduced. In 1996 it became the first Indonesian company to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

In 2019 the company launched Nusantara Satu, Indonesia's first Broadband Satellite that uses high-throughput satellite technology for a greater bandwidth capacity to provide broadband access services to all regions of Indonesia.

Nusantara Satu[edit]

Nusantara Satu (PSN-6)
Mission typePrivate communications satellite
OperatorPSN
Mission durationPlanned: ≥15 years[2]
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL 1300[3][4]
ManufacturerSSL[3]
Launch mass4,100 kg (9,000 lb)[5]
Start of mission
Launch date22 February 2019, 01:45 (2019-02-22UTC01:45) UTC
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40[2]
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude146° E[6]
Transponders
BandC band and Ku band[6]
CapacityHUS[3][6]
PSN
← PSN 5[7]
 

Nusantara Satu (formerly known as PSN-6) is a communications satellite. It is a large high-throughput satellite to provide voice and data communications, and broadband Internet throughout the Indonesian archipelago and South East Asia.

Nusantara Satu was built by SSL and was launched in February 2019 on a Falcon 9 rocket along with the private Beresheet Moon lander and S5, a small satellite by the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Overview[edit]

Nusantara Satu is a communications satellite developed and designed by SSL for PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara, the first private company in the telecommunications and information services sector in Indonesia.[4][6][8] The project's cost is USD$230 million.[6][8]

The massive satellite, built by SSL, features solar-electric ion thrusters,[3] but it will also employ conventional chemical propellant for stationkeeping in orbit.[3]

Service[edit]

The Nusantara Satu satellite provides voice and data communications, and broadband Internet throughout the Indonesian archipelago and South East Asia.[4] Its expected service time is a minimum of 15 years.[2]

References[edit]

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