Indonesia requests ITU deadline extension for Falcon Heavy launch of cubesat into geostationary orbit

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The government of Indonesia, seeking to retain Ka- and Ku-band rights to a geostationary orbital slot through the temporary use of a 16U cubesat, is asking for an eight-month extension of the deadline to start operations following the satellite’s launch delay.

The satellite, which Indonesia calls Nusantara-H1-A, will be used by Indonesia for only three months, the regulatory minimum to “bring into use” (BIU) a satellite network. After that, it will move to another location. Indonesia then will have three years before it needs to . . .

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