PT Indosat Tbk selected in May 2013 Orbital to build and launch the Palapa-E satellite. Palapa-E was to replace the aging Palapa-C2 satellite.
Palapa-E was to be based on Orbital's GEOStar-2 platform.
Indosat cancelled contract to build Palapa E after losing the operating rights to the 150.5° East orbital slot to state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI).
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||PT Indosat Tbk|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||C-band and Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|