PSN successfully launches its communications satellite
On February 22, the communications satellite Nusantara Satu (previously known as PSN VI), owned by the Indonesian telecommunications operator PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), was successfully launched on board a Falcon 9 rocket from the SpaceX launch base in Cape Canaveral.
Built by Space System Loral (SSL) from California, Nusantara Satu will provide voice, data and broadband access services for the whole Indonesian archipelago.
GMV, under contract with SSL, provided the software, the hardware and the engineering services for the ground control system, including the hifly real time system; the flight dynamics system based on focusGEO, and also the system for the monitoring and control of the ground segment and the TT&C antennae based on magnet.
The GMV systems have been installed in two control centres, a main one in Jailuhur and an ancillary one in Cikarang, both located to the east of Jakarta, on the island of Java, being owned by Indosat and PSN respectively.
This programme is the most recent of the projects in which GMV has worked with SSL in the supply of software and systems to support its satellites.