The launch of a Chinese rocket with an Indonesian satellite failed
BEIJING, (BM) – The Chinese Long March 3B launch vehicle crashed when launching the Indonesian communications satellite Palapa-N1 / Nusantara Dua, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
This unit was owned by a joint venture between Indosat Ooredoo and Pasifik Satelit Nusantara and was intended to provide broadband in the region.
The first and second stages of the three-stage launch vehicle (LV) Long March 3B worked normally, Spacecom reports citing information from Xinhua News Agency. The third stage of the rocket exploded and destroyed the Palapa-N1 / Nusantara Dua spacecraft.
This spacecraft was built by the Great Wall Industry Corporation of China and was intended to replace the Palapa-D satellite in order to provide broadband Internet access, as well as direct satellite television broadcasting.
PSN and Indosat Ooredoo created a joint venture called PT Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera (PSNS) in 2017 with the aim of acquiring a spacecraft from a Chinese developer and providing communication services in the region with them, reports The Jakarta Post.
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