09 Agustus 2018, 10:06
Metrasat Becomes Witness of Launching Merah Putih Satellite
Bogor - Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, the Merah Putih Satellites owned by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) Tbk successfully launched from SpaceX, Cape Canaveral, Air Force Station, United States.
The execution of these satellites, involving the US firm that is SSL and for launch services is SpaceX. According to SSL, the Merah Putih Satellite can survive in space for up to 16 years.
Apart from that, the Merah Putih Satellites will be able to serve and reach out to communications for area coverage outermost and disadvantaged (3T) throughout Indonesia, especially for the eastern Indonesian region. Because, so far the presence of the satellite has been advancing the life of mankind .
As expressed through Instagram account Telkom Indonesia, "Merah Putih Satellite will open up many new opportunities, uniting the community through connectivity. Telkom customers can watch live streaming Merah Putih Satellite launch on Official Youtube Channel @telkomindonesia. "
In this historic event. Metrasat as subsidary of Telkom Group, testified along with a Merah Putih Satellite launch via youtube. which was held at the office of NOC Metrasat Bogor Jl. K.H. Soleh Iskandar Km. 6, Kayu Manis, Tanah Sareal, Bogor.
Merah Putih Satellite has a capacity of 60 transponders active, comprised of 12 Extended C-Band and C-Band Standard 24 will reach Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. As well, 24 Standard C-Band other to reach South Asia.
The satellite will occupy the orbital slot 108 degrees east longitude (BT) or above the area around the Selat Karimata. Merah Putih Satellite presence will complement the Telkom other two were still active, namely Telkom and Telkom 2 3S.