Indonesia asks ITU for another deadline extension to ‘bring into use’ radio spectrum on a future satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Indonesian government is asking international regulators to grant an additional deadline extension for a small broadband satellite it will use to reserve a place for a larger one, saying the spacecraft that will register the satellite’s launch occurred later than expected.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Informatics is asking the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to grant an additional month, to Aug. 31, to allow the Gravity Space GS-1 satellite to make its way to 116.1 degrees east in geostationary orbit.

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