Thursday, May 14, 2009

Indostar II/Protostar II Satellite Successfully Launched

International Launch Services (ILS) successfully carried the Indostar II/Protostar II satellite into orbit aboard a Proton rocket launched from Kazakhstan.

The Indostar II/Protostar II satellite, located at 107.7 degrees East, was built on the Boeing 601 HP platform and is the second satellite in Protostar's evolving constellation. This satellite replaces the existing Chakarawarta 1 and will bring high power S-band and Ku-band capacity over Indonesia, with expanded service to India, the Philippines and Taiwan. The satellite's S-band transponders will support Direct to Home TV and Radio services for Indovision. The satellite will also offer HDTV multimedia and broadband services throughout the ASEAN region.