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PSN 6 (Nusantara 1)


PSN 6, also named Nusantara 1 or Nusantara Satu, 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 uses its next-generation electric propulsion system for station keeping.

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 shared its Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) launch with Beresheet (SpaceIL Lunar Lander) and the S5 as co-passengers, which separated in geostationary transfer orbit and geostationary orbit respectively.

Nation: Indonesia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 26 C-band high-throughput transponders, 12 extended C-band transponders, 18 Ku-band high-throughput transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300 (FS-1300-140)
Propulsion: ?, electric propulsion
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PSN 6 (Nusantara 1) 2019-009A 22.02.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Beresheet, S5


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