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The Launch of Telkom 3S Satellite Still on Schedule

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 16:08

JAKARTA - Backbone infrastructure for high tech telecommunication like satellite has an important role in supporting the quality of the network and provide benefits to the availability of information and communication activities in Indonesia. Therefore, PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) will launch Telkom 3S on February 15, 2017, at 4:39 pm at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

"Up until now all the preparations still on schedule, that's why on this occasion we also held a pray together a session with the expectation the further preparation and the satellite launch to the orbit could run smoothly without any obstacles. We also invoke the blessing of all the Indonesian people so we can provide the best beneficial work for the whole people of Indonesia, "said Director of Network and IT Solution PT Telkom Indonesia Abdus Somad Arief, as informed from the press release (01/31/2017).

The launch of Telkom 3S Satellite marking 40 years of Telkom Indonesia in managing the satellite. Therefore, before the launch of the satellite, Telkom invited 250 students from four area 3T (Frontier, Outermost and Remote), santri and orphans to the master control station Satellites in Cibinong, Bogor, West Java to learn more about the satellite clad Widya Wisata concept with the theme "Jelajah Angkasa Anak Bangsa" (Children of the Nation Space Exploration,-ed).

"For that, we give education especially to students who in a coincidence have a local Small Earth Stations (SBK) as in Sabang, Merauke, Nunukan and Flores in order to understand the true impact of the satellite communications activities of local communities," added Abdus Somad Arief.

In addition to reviewing the control centre located in the Main Control Station Satellite Cibinong, the participants of 'Children of the Nation Space Exploration' also presented an experience of exploring space through a virtual reality video 360o journey from Earth to space and Dome Planetarium located at the site of Widya Wisata.

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