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PT Telkom, Jakarta, Indonesia, has awarded Orbital Sciences a contract for a telecommunication satellite, Telkom 2, to be launched in late 2004. The satellite will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 118°E, replacing Palapa B4. The US$73 million satellite will be based on Orbital’s Star-2 platform, carrying 24 C-band transponders and designed for a 15-year in-orbit life.

Telkom-2 Satellite

Nation: Indonesia
Launch Date: 16.11.2005 23:46:00 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA (dual with Spaceway 2)
NORAD / ID: 28902 / 2005-046A
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Telkom)
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 24 (+4) C-band transponders
Configuration: Star-2 Bus
Propulsion: IHI 500 N engine
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 1930 kg
Orbit: GEO