[Thales Alenia Space] SATRIA INDONESIAN TELECOMMUNICATION SATELLITE ACTIVITIES WILL START UPJakarta/Toulouse September 3, 2020 — Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) and Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announce today the signature of a Preliminary Work Agreement to start the activities of the broadband telecommunication satellite SATRIA.Thales Alenia Space, acting as prime contractor for this program, initially signed on July 2019 for a consortium* led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) on behalf of Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo), will deliver the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) based on its Spacebus NEO full electric platform and fitted with a fifth-generation digital processor (5G). The company will also be in charge to provide two satellite control centers (main and backup), the telecommand and telemetry stations, and the ground mission segment linked to the fully processed payload. In addition, Thales Alenia Space will put in place a complete training program for PSN engineers, where part of them will join the project team as residents in Cannes and Toulouse during the duration of the program.The full Ka-band SATRIA satellite, to be positioned at 146°E, will carry more than 150 gigabits per second over the full Indonesian territory. Dedicated to narrow the digital divide, SATRIA has the ambition to connect around 145,000 areas including 90,000 schools, 40,000 hospitals and public buildings as well as regional government sites not linked by existing satellite or terrestrial infrastructure. The satellite will contribute to the digital infrastructure developments in Indonesia.“We are particularly honored to reach this important milestone with the beginning of the industrial activities for the SATRIA program, first HTS telecommunication satellite in Indonesia and the most powerful one over the Asian region”, declared Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space. “SATRIA will take benefit of all the expertise already developed by Thales Alenia Space on its Spacebus NEO platform as well as on its HTS payloads.”“With a capacity of 150 Gbps, the satellite can provide more than three times the combined national capacities that are currently in use. We are confident that SATRIA can be the solution to the digital gap that still exists in Indonesia,” said Adi Rahman Adiwoso, CEO of PSN.*The Consortium PSN has formed Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) to be operating company to carry on the project. The shareholders of SNT are PSN, PT Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera (Pintar), PT Nusantara Satelit Sejahtera, and PT Dian Semesta Sentosa (subsidiary of PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk). PSN and Pintar are the majority shareholders of SNT and both will maintain majority ownership in the operating company throughout the project lifetime.
Apparently the Indonesian Satria satellite, owned by a consortium that includes PSN, built by Thales Alenia, will launch on Falcon 9 in 2023 (if they've secured financing). The launch contract was announced in Indonesian media on August 22, 2019.[from today]https://www.liputan6.com/tekno/read/4347150/ini-alasan-indonesia-pakai-roket-spacex-untuk-luncurkan-satelit-satriahttps://www.liputan6.com/tekno/read/4347085/snt-gandeng-thales-alenia-space-siap-bangun-satelit-satria-senilai-rp-8-triliunhttps://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/space/press-release/satria-indonesian-telecommunication-satellite-activities-will-starthttps://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1301534187393081344QuoteA year after contracting w/@Thales_Alenia_S, @SpaceX for 150-Gbps Satria broadband sat, Indonesia hasn't secured financing. @Bpifrance @AIIB_Official. @PSNengage. Launch date TBD.https://bit.ly/31T9LHlhttps://www.satellite-evolution.com/single-post/2020/09/07/The-SATRIA-Project-initiated-by-the-Ministry-of-Communication-and-Informatics-led-by-PSN-Consortium-to-officially-commence-construction-in-September-2020[from August 2019]https://www.liputan6.com/tekno/read/4044569/satelit-satria-bakal-meluncur-dengan-roket-falcon-9https://inet.detik.com/telecommunication/d-4676974/akhir-2022-spacex-nya-elon-musk-luncurkan-satria[from June 2019] https://spacenews.com/psn-plans-vhts-satellite-for-2023/
A year after contracting w/@Thales_Alenia_S, @SpaceX for 150-Gbps Satria broadband sat, Indonesia hasn't secured financing. @Bpifrance @AIIB_Official. @PSNengage. Launch date TBD.https://bit.ly/31T9LHl
Indonesian govt @kemkominfo secures $545M funding for 150-Gbps Satria-1 Ka-band broadband sat from @[email protected]_Official w/ @HSBC @bancosantander #KoreaDevelopmentBank. @ITU deadline extension to March 2023 expected this yr. @Thales_Alenia_S @SpaceX. http://bit.ly/3riQWbb
At the time, the newspaper said the government was forecasting a delay to launch SATRIA from March 2023 to the fourth quarter of that year.SpaceX has been lined up for SATRIA’s launch, which Thales Alenia Space told SpaceNews “is planned for the first semester of 2023”.
Looks like this is now named Satria-1 and scheduled for Q2 2023 with an operational date of Q4 2023.https://en.antaranews.com/news/239185/indonesias-satria-1-satellite-projected-to-orbit-on-2023-official
"For the orbital slot, SATRIA-1 will use the orbital slot 146 E. SATRIA-1 is currently in the construction process that began at the end of 2020 and will continue until the end of 2023. By June 2022, the progress in construction of SATRIA-1 has reached 68.3-percent completion. In the fourth quarter of 2023, SATRIA-1 is expected to be operated," [Anang Latief, Director of the Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) of the Communication and Informatics Ministry] told ANTARA on Wednesday.
SATRIA’s payload and platform successfully integrated earlier this week by @Thales_Alenia_S. Dedicated to narrow the digital divide, SATRIA Indonesian telecommunications satellite has the ambition to connect 145,000 areas including 90,000 schools, 40,000 hospitals in #Indonesia
The government announced that current production of Satellite of the Republic of Indonesia (Satria-1) megaproject has entered a critical phase and hoped that cooperation with Thales Group could run smoothly so that the launch of the multifunction satellite could be carried out on schedule in July 2023.
"Next year we will also launch the Satria-1 satellite, Insha Allah in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Nusantara Lima HBS is due for launch before the end of 2023.https://advanced-television.com/2023/01/06/indonesias-satria-1-suffers-further-delays/ [Jan 6]
Now, Indonesia is asking the ITU in Geneva to permit a delay of its ‘bringing into use’ rules until March 2024.
Quote from: crandles57 on 03/05/2023 08:01 pmNusantara Lima HBS is due for launch before the end of 2023.https://advanced-television.com/2023/01/06/indonesias-satria-1-suffers-further-delays/ [Jan 6]QuoteNow, Indonesia is asking the ITU in Geneva to permit a delay of its ‘bringing into use’ rules until March 2024.
However, the satellite is being built with all-electric propulsion and will take around 5 months to raise itself to its designated orbit following launch, and this doesn’t help in meeting the ITU’s ‘bringing into use’ regulations and hence the request for a 2024 extension.
QuoteHowever, the satellite is being built with all-electric propulsion and will take around 5 months to raise itself to its designated orbit following launch, and this doesn’t help in meeting the ITU’s ‘bringing into use’ regulations and hence the request for a 2024 extension.While October 2023 launch plus "around 5 months" might allow extension to March 2024 to be met, doesn't this seem rather tight? A further delay to later in Q4 launch might have them needing to ask for another extension?