With new delay, Indonesia Satria-1 satellite from Thales Alenia Space & Boeing Satria backup may enter service at same time

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The government of Indonesia, which had already secured two regulatory deadline extensions to start operating its 150-Gbps Satria-1 broadband satellite, is asking for a third, to no earlier than March 31, 2024.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is skeptical about the latest request and asked the government to provide more information, including a statement from launch-service provider SpaceX, that would justify a five-month extension.

The Satria-1 satellite is under construction by Thales Alenia Space of Europe. It . . .

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