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Indonesia’s SATRIA-1 satellite now connected to the Internet

It is expected to begin full operations by early 2024.

Enhanced connectivity awaits Indonesian users as its new satellite, SATRIA-1, is now connected to the Internet after passing a series of integration tests.

Indonesia’s Communications and Information Ministry’s Telecommunication and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) confirmed that successful network trials were conducted in Manokwari, Jayapura, Ambon, Batam, Kupang and Banjarbaru.

BAKTI made the announcement through a Zoom meeting connected via SATRIA-1 satellite and its network.

Speaking to local news agencies, Adi Rahman Adiwoso, CEO of satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), said that the Zoom call made it “evident that everything is starting to run smoothly.”

SATRIA-1 is a public-private project between the Indonesian government and a consortium led by PSN that aims to provide high-speed internet access to schools, medical centres and thousands of public and government facilities across the archipelago via VSAT connectivity. 

The satellite project, which has a total capacity of 150 Gbps, was built by Thales Alenia Space and was launched via SpaceX in June.

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