SpaceX Success:

Falcon 9 Powers Indonesian Telecommunications

22nd February, 2024


● A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the Merah Putih telecommunications satellite for Indonesia's Telkomsat. ● The launch occurred from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

SpaceX Lifts Off for Indonesia

Mission Details

The Falcon 9's first-stage booster landed on the autonomous droneship "Just Read the Instructions" in the Atlantic Ocean for future reuse. ● The Merah Putih satellite was deployed into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, where it will eventually operate at an altitude of around 36,000 kilometers.

Merah Putih's Purpose

● This high-throughput satellite will provide broadband internet service across Indonesia's vast archipelago. ● It aims to improve connectivity and bridge the digital divide in the country.

SpaceX and Indonesia

● This launch marks the second collaboration between SpaceX and Telkomsat. ● SpaceX previously launched the Telkom-4 satellite (formerly known as Merah Putih) in 2018.

SpaceX's Track Record

This launch adds another success to SpaceX's growing launch manifest. The company continues to drive innovation and accessibility in the commercial space industry.