PT TELKOM’s specialists get trained at ISS-Reshetnev
The delegation of the Indonesian satellite operator PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk has received training in satellite control at ISS-Reshetnev within the scope of the TELKOM-3 satellite program.
During their one-week study visit to ISS-Reshetnev, the Indonesian specialists attended lectures on satellite design and ground control and studied the software simulator which models in-orbit operation of the TELKOM-3 satellite. Upon completion of the training program, the Indonesian trainees did a final test.
In the nearest future another three delegations from PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk are expected to arrive at ISS-Reshetnev to study the fundamental principles of how to provide on-ground orbit determination support, exploit the satellite payload and platform and run satellite control programs.
The contract for the manufacture of the TELKOM-3 telecommunications satellite was signed between ISS-Reshetnev and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk in 2009. According to the terms of the contract, ISS-Reshetnev will develop, manufacture and deliver in orbit the TELKOM-3 spacecraft as well as provide a ground control segment, in-orbit support and training services for the customer’s personnel. In 2010 ISS-Reshetnev organized an internship program to share experience with the Indonesian specialists, in particular, with regard to the TELKOM-3 satellite design, testing and in-orbit control.