Satria-I Satellite To Meet Internet Network Needs In Indonesia’s 3T

The Satria-I multifunction satellite (Satellite of the Republic of Indonesia Raya) is a satellite that will function as a special internet connection carrier for disadvantaged, frontier, outermost (3T) areas, and border areas. Areas that will be covered by this satellite include: Cikarang, Manado, Batam, Banjarmasin, Pontianak, Ambon, Tarakan, Manokwari, Jayapura, Kupang, and Timika.

The Satria-I satellite project was initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo), which was carried out by the satellite company Thales Alenia Space from France. Satria-I is targeted to be operational in 2023. This satellite will reach 150,000 public service points. operated by an earth station. From 150,000 public service points, including distance learning and computer-based exams for Islamic boarding schools and schools, 93,900 points.

For health services, such as; hospitals and community health centers (Puskesmas) as many as 3,700 points, and 3,900 points for community security services in disadvantaged, frontier, and outermost areas (3 T), and 47,900 points for electronic-based local government systems, such as services at village offices. or village, and sub-district.

The Satria-I satellite provides internet with a capacity of 150 Gigabit per second (Gbps), with k-band frequency high-throughput satellite (HTS) technology, which is planned to be launched by a Space X Falcon9 rocket in the United States. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a supporter spent US$ 150 million for this Satria-I satellite project. Tiga (PSNT), and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

With the Satria – I satellite, it is hoped that all disadvantaged, frontier, and outermost areas that cannot be crossed by optical cable lines can enjoy the internet network evenly, so as to be able to improve the economy and human resources of the Indonesian people.***

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