Thales Alenia Space Ready’s SATRIA Satellite For Indonesia

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia has preferred the consortium headed by Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), a regional satellite operator, to maneuver and install a broadband telecommunication satellite. Leonardo and Thales Alenia Space had awarded this consortium to blueprint and develop the satellite named SATRIA. The Consortium PSN has led to the development of Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) that could help the company carry out its project. The SNT shareholders include PT Dian Semesta Sentosa, PSN, PT Nusantara Satelit Sejahtera, and PT Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera. The major part of the share is occupied by PSN and Pintar which is reason behind them being given the ownership for operating majority of the projects.

The company will provide the Very High Throughput (VHTS) satellite depending on its integrated 5G digital processor and Spacebus NEO full electric platform. The company will deliver 2 satellite control centers that include the main and backup for the telemetry and telecommand stations. The ground mission segment is connected to the completely processed payload. Additionally, Thales Alenia Space will hold a complete training program for PSN engineers following which they will become a part of the project. The entire Ka-band SATRIA satellite will hold 150 gigabits per second or more across Indonesian. SATRIA will help link 145,000 areas that have public buildings, regional government places, 90,000 schools, and 40,000 hospitals that are not connected with the existing satellite or terrestrial infrastructure. The digital infrastructure developments in Indonesia could receive a boost through this invention.

The current project will help launch the first-ever VHTS telecommunication satellite in Asia. Earlier built benefits of Thales Alenia Space on the Spacebus NEO platform and VHTS payloads will help SATRIA excel. The company is excited to collaborate with Indonesia after Palapa-D and Telkom-3S satellites. SATRIA is expected to be unveiled in Q4 2022 and will be placed in an orbit at 146°E for the next 15 Years. The Euclid Structural Thermal Module (STM) in its final stage and ready to enter the thermo-mechanical tests. The Euclid service module (SVM), sunshield (SSH), high-gain antenna (HGA) payload, and module (PLM) have been assembled by the company. The launch is expected to take place by 2022.

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