Indonesia to Build Asia's Largest Satellite

Indonesia to Build Asia's Largest Satellite
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The Indonesian government has signed partnership, guarantee, and regress agreements of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the Multifunction Satellite Project (SMF). The satellite, named Satelit Republik Indonesia (SATRIA), will be constructed starting by the end of 2019 by French satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space.

“The SMF project is one of the National Strategic Projects contained in Presidential Regulation No. 56/2018,” said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution after the signing of the PPP at the National Museum in Jakarta, Friday (3/5).

“I believe developing infrastructure means investing to support better economic activities among the society.”

According to the Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, Satria sets to be the largest satellite in Asia in terms of capacity. While globally, it ranks fifth in the same category.

SATRIA is targeted to be ready for launch to orbit 146 by the second quarter of 2022. After that, the satellite, which uses Ka-band frequency with the Very High Throughput Satellite technology and a frequency capacity of 150 gbps, is expected to start operation by early 2023. 

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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