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Palapa E

Palapa-E [OSC]

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).

Nation: Indonesia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PT Indosat Tbk
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: C-band and Ku-band transponders
Configuration: GEOStar-2 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Palapa E - cancelled
Further Palapa missions: