Indonesia’s Palapa N-1 satellite, which was done by China, failed to orbit. The reason is the failure of the rocket that drove the 5.55 tonne satellite into its orbit. Chinese rockets explode and cause the Satellite to fail to orbit.
Tingkok uses the Long March 3B rocket to carry the Palapa N1. The launch took place on Thursday (9/4) at 19.46 am at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province.
The official Xinhua news agency said the rockets appeared in normal condition during the first and second stages of the launch. However, abnormal things happen in the third stage.
Chinese rockets explode and cause the Satellite to fail to orbit
Rocket debris fell during the third phase of launch. The satellite carried by Long March-3B also fell, so the mission failed.
Palapa N-1 is a communication satellite order Pacific Satellite Nusantara (PSN) and Indosat Ooredoo. The making of the satellite, also known as the Nusantara-2, was carried out by China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC).
Originally the 5,550-kilogram satellite would serve Indonesian domestic communications. Inside are 20 C-band transponders and a 9.5 Gbps Ku-band.
Nusantara-2 will replace Palapa-D. PSN CEO Adi Rahman Adiwoso told SpaceNews that Nusantara-2 was an upgraded version of the Dong Fang Hong 4 (DFH-4) satellite made by CGWIC.
PSN plans to use Ku-ban capacity for broadband. The Indosat will use C-band in Nusantara-2 for television broadcasts. [jpnn] Chinese rockets explode and cause the Satellite to fail to orbit.