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Collaboration to Increase Internet Coverage

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Indonesian internet satellite Nusantara Satu was launched as part of an ongoing effort to increase internet access in Indonesia. U.S.-based space system company SSL created the satellite for Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), an Indonesian satellite operator and telecommunications company.

The satellite with a capacity of 15,000 megabits per second (Mbps), promises to reach over 25 million rural Indonesians living predominantly in the eastern region of the country. Satellite technology is an effective way of overcoming Indonesia’s infrastructural limitations when it comes to expanding internet access to more inaccessible areas.