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Merah Putih poised to bring SpaceX’s launch tempo to almost two per month


Merah Putih poised to bring SpaceX’s launch tempo to almost two per month
SpaceX is planning to launch its fifteenth mission of the year on Tuesday, Aug. 7. As has been the case with several of the flights successfully carried out in 2018, this week’s planned launch is set to send a communications satellite to orbit. The payload for this flight is the Merah Putih geostationary communications satellite. Formerly known as Telkom-4, it was constructed by SSL. Upon reaching orbit and after its various systems have been checked, PT Telkomunikasi will manage the satellite’s operations. PT Telkomunikasi is the largest telecommunication and network provider in Indonesia.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Insider - Aug 6)

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