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Merah Putih 2 (HTS-113BT)

HTS-113BT [Thales Alenia Space]

HTS-113BT (likely a working designation with a proper name to be assigned later) is a planned Indonesian geostationary High Throughput communication satellite operating in Ku- and C-bands owened by PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) as subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) a state-owned digital telecommunication company in Indonesia to replace the lost Palapa N1 (Nusantara 2) satellite.

Thales Alenia Space is the program prime contractor and responsible for the design, construction, testing and on-ground delivery of the satellite. It is also in charge of the early orbital positioning phase (LEOP) and in-orbit tests (IOT). In addition, Thales Alenia Space will supply the Ground control segment and will train and support the Customer team of engineers on site. The in-orbit support will also be provided all along the satellite lifetime.

Built on Thales Alenia Space's Spacebus-4000B2 platform, HTS 113BT will provide more than 32 Gbps capacity over Indonesia from its orbital position at 113 East. The satellite will weigh about 4 metric tons at launch and will be delivered early 2024 for a 15-year expected lifetime.

Nation: Indonesia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat)
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: Ku-band transponders, C-band high throughput transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~4000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Merah Putih 2 (HTS-113BT) 2024-035A 20.02.2024 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)
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