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PSN 6

PSN 6 is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite built by SSL.

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) signed in October 2014 a contract with Indonesian satellite operator, PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to build the commercial communications satellite, named PSN VI, which will provide service throughout South East Asia and includes a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload for service in Indonesia.

With both C-band and Ku-band transponders, PSN VI will be used for voice and data communications, broadband Internet, and video distribution throughout the Indonesian archipelago. PSN is the first private satellite telecommunications company in Indonesia and a leading Asian provider of a full range of satellite-based telecommunication services.

When launched in early 2017, PSN VI will be located at 146į East longitude. Based on SSLís SSL-1300 satellite platform, which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology advances, the satellite is designed to deliver service for 15 years or longer. It will use electric propulsion for orbital raising.

Originally a contract with Boeing for a BSS-702SP bus was signed in December 2013 under the condition, that a co passenger for the launch could be found. Apparently, this deal fell through.

PSN 6 will share its Falcon-9 v1.2 launch with another, smaller, yet unnamed co-passenger, which will be separated in geostationary orbit.

Nation: Indonesia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 38 C-band high-throughput transponders, 18 Ku-band high-throughput transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~ 5000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PSN 6 - 2018 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with ?

References:

Further PSN missions:
  • PSN 5 [Spacebus-3000A]
  • PSN 6 [SSL-1300]
  • PSN 7 [DFH-4]