SatKomHan 1 [Airbus]
SatKomHan 1 is an Indonesian military geostationary L-band mobile communications satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space.
Airbus Defense Systems was awarded the Turn-Key contract by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, which will manage and operate the new Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) system, SatKomHan, in Indonesia for the purposes of National Defence.
SatKomHan provides highly secure communications for protection, safety and welfare from man-made threats (terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, piracy, other acts of hostility and security), natural disasters (tsunamis, maritime safety) and other humanitarian needs (medical, food) that require communications in the vast area of over 17,000 islands.
The 5.8 tons satellite is built on the platform and features a 7 kW L-band MSS payload It is to provide 17 - 20 or more years of service depending on selected launch service. The payload features a 18 m aperture L-band active antenna with 84 Rx/Tx active controls and 88 × 26 W L-band SSPAs, which provides 0DSP based reconfigurable channelization and beam forming.
Until SatKomHan 1 becomes operational in 2020, the Artemis satellite was leased to save the frequency rights. After Indonesia failed to pay for these services, Artemis was retired and deorbited to a graveyard orbit in November 2017, potentially jeopardizing the SatKomHan satcom system.
|Type / Application:||Military communication|
|Operator:||Indonesian Ministry of Defense|
|Contractors:||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Equipment:||L-band MSS payload|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||5800 kg (launch); 2900 kg (dry)|