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Telkom 4 (Merah Putih)

Telkom 4 [SpaceX]

Telkom-4 or Merah Putih is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite.

PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, the largest telecommunication and network provider in Indonesia, selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) in December 2015 to build the Telkom-4 satellite based on the. The new satellite is to replace its aging Telkom 1 satellite that goes out of commission in 2018.

The satellite will be based on the SSL-1300 platform, which provides the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. It will carry 60 C-band transponders. 36 transponders will be used in Indonesia and the rest will be used for the Indian market.

Telkom 4 is planned to be launched in 2018. It is designed to provide service for 15 years or more.

Nation: Indonesia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 60 C-Band Transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5800 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Telkom 4 (Merah Putih) 2018-064A 07.08.2018 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2
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