RI’s Giant Satria-1 Satellite Has Reached Space Orbit Tech – 12 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Indonesia’s giant satellite, named Satria-1, finally succeeded in entering orbit in outer space on Monday, October 30 2023. This is in accordance with previously scheduled plans.

Satria-1 successfully entered Geostationary orbit and orbited at 146° East Longitude or right above Papua Island with an altitude of more than 36,000 km above the Earth’s surface

President Director of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), Adi Rahman Adiwoso, stated that the satellite had successfully gone through the Electrical Orbit Raising (EOR) process. A process when a satellite makes periodic movements using its propulsion system to reach a specified orbit and the satellite is declared to have arrived in orbit successfully.

Adi explained that the deployment of the three satellite antennas as one of the critical stages had also been completed well.

“Currently, communication payload trials will begin soon and the target is to be completed by the end of November,” said Adi in a press statement, Tuesday (32/10/2023).

“Then we will continue with overall trials to be fully operational in December 2023,” he added.

Adi said this was an important milestone for Indonesia because the Satria-1 network could soon provide internet connections that reach the entire archipelago.

Next, the Pre-Operational Stage

PSN Operational Director and SNT Deputy Project Director, Heru Dwikartono, explained that Satria-1 will currently undergo other intensive pre-operational stages and will enter integration sessions, as well as testing satellite segments and earth segment segments.

“In the satellite segment, SNT must first confirm the final test results to state that the satellite is in nominal condition after the orbit raising phase,” he explained.

After entering the first Final Insertion and Electrical Station Keeping (ESK) phase, the satellite will undergo the In-Orbit Testing (IOT) stage on November 6 to check the satellite’s performance, especially for the payload subsystem.

“After the end of IoT, SNT will undergo an integration process with the ground system and End-to-End testing so that it is ready to operate.” he concluded.

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