Nusantara Satu (Nusantara 1, PSN 6) at 146° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Operator:||Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN)|
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
SS/L signed in October 2014 the contract with PSN to build the commercial communications satellite, named PSN VI, which will provide service throughout South-East Asia and includes a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload for service in Indonesia.
With both C-band and Ku-band transponders, PSN VI will be used for voice and data communications, broadband Internet, and video distribution throughout the Indonesian archipelago. PSN was the first private satellite telecommunications company in Indonesia and a leading Asian provider of a full range of satellite-based telecommunication services.
When launched in early 2017, PSN VI will be located at 146° East longitude. Based on SSL’s SSL-1300 satellite platform, which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology advances, the satellite is designed to deliver service for 15 years or longer. It uses its next-generation electric propulsion system for station keeping.
Originally a contract with Boeing for a BSS-702SP bus was signed in December 2013 under the condition, that a co passenger for the launch could be found. Apparently, this deal fell through.
Nusantara Satu satellite was successfully launched on February 22nd, 2019, on a Falcon 9 rocket, operated by launch operator SpaceX, from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida USA. Nusantara Satu shared its Falcon 9 launch with Beresheet (SpaceIL Lunar Lander) and the S5 as co-passengers