Nusantara Satu

Summary

Nusantara Satu
NamesPSN VI
PSN-6
Mission typeCommunications satellite
OperatorPT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN)
COSPAR ID2019-009A
SATCAT no.44048
Websitehttps://www.psn.co.id/nsatu/
Mission duration15 years (planned) [1]
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL 1300 [2][3]
ManufacturerSpace Systems Loral (SSL) [2]
Launch mass4100 kg [4]
Start of mission
Launch date22 February 2019, 01:45:00 UTC
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5, B1048.3
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-40 [1]
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [1]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude148° East [5]
Transponders
Band38 C-band and 8 Ku-band [5]
Bandwidth15 Gbits per second [3]
CapacityHigh-throughput satellite [2][5]
Coverage areaIndonesia, Southeast Asia
← PSN 5 [6]
Nusantara Dua →
 

Nusantara Satu (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 Internet access throughout the Indonesian archipelago and Southeast Asia.

Nusantara Satu was built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) and was launched on 22February 2019 on a Falcon 9 Block 5 launch vehicle along with the satellite Beresheet (2019-009B) Moon lander by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the microsat S5 (2019-009D) by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Overview

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

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

  1. ^ a b c d "PSN 6 (Nusantara Satu)". Gunter's Space Page. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  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 4 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "SSL names undisclosed customer announced last month". Maxar Technologies. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Spesifikasi Satelit" [Satellite Specifications]. PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e Schuster, John (2 January 2018). "Pasifik Satelit Nusantara - PSN VI project". JLS Capital Strategies. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Sinosat 1 (Xinnuo 1, Intelsat APR 1) → ZX 5B (ChinaSat 5B) → PSN 5". Gunter's Space Page. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  7. ^ a b "PSN gets US$154 million to build satellite". The Jakarta Post. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  8. ^ "SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite launch and Israeli moon mission". NASASpaceFlight.com. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2021.