BRIsat 1 [SSL]
The Indonesian BRIsat (Bank Rakyat Indonesia Satellite) is a communications satellite for banking purposes to be built by Space Systems/Loral for Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI).
The bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Space System/Loral, LLC (SSL) from US and ArianeSpace from France in April 2014. BRIsat was built on SSL's SSL-1300 bus carrying 45 transponders, which cover areas in Indonesia, ASEAN, North east of Asia, some Pacific area and West Australia. From its orbital position at 150.5° East, it delivers highly reliable communications services to BRI's 11,000 bank branches across the Indonesian archipelago.
The satellite was launched in June 2016 by a Ariane-5ECA rocket from Kourou.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI)|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||9 Ku-band transponders, 36 C-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|BRIsat||2016-039B||18.06.2016||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with EchoStar 18|