JSC «ISS» is creating a new satellite for Indonesia
In December 2008, JSC «Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information satellite systems” won a tender on IOD Scheme delivery of a geostationary telecommunication satellite system TELKOM 3 for the Indonesian operator PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.
The project covers a development and in-orbit delivery of a satellite TELKOM 3, creation of augmented ground control segment, training, internship and technical support to the service operator during the satellite operation life. The satellite will be built based on a new medium-class platform «Express-1000H». It will carry 32 C-band transponders and 10 Ku-transponders or equivalent to 49 TPE. The satellite TELKOM 3 mass will be 1600 kg, payload power – 5.6 kW, lifetime – 15 years. The satellite shall be manufactured and launched into the orbit in the middle of 2011.
The satellite will be built for one of the major telecommunication provider of the Asia-Pacific Region - PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. For the tender, the main competitors of the Reshetnev company were well-known companies Orbital Sciences, Thales Alenia Space and Space
It is worth mentioning that it is the second foreign contract awarded to JSC ISS during the same year. On July 30 2008, the Reshetnev company signed the contract with the Israeli communication satellite operator SPACE-COMMUNICATION LTD. for the delivery of the AMOS 5 satellite system.