Indonesia launches Telkom 3S satellite successfully
The Indonesias biggest telecommunication company Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has successfully launched its Telkom 3S satellite from Arianespaces spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 6.39 p.m. on February 14 local time or Wednesday at 4.39 am Jakarta time.
The US$215 million worth satellite carries 24 C-band, eight extended C-band, and 10 Ku-band transponders, which intends to provide high-definition television services, faster mobile communications and Internet applications across the sprawling archipelago of over than 17,000 islands.
"With Telkom 3S, Telkom will have a total of three satellites. The launching intends to increase the coverage since Telkom 1 and Telkom 2 has the same coverage with Telkom 3S. The reason is that our capacity is not enough; we still rent [transponders] from other countries, Telkoms president director Alex J. Sinaga said, adding that the satellite will first travel to 135.5 degrees east for testing purposes; then it will reach the final orbital position at 118 degrees east.
อันนี้น่าสนใจกว่า เพราะเป็นของใกล้ตัว อักสัก เดือน 2 เดือน คงมีข่าวดีๆแน่