reported the mission as follows, “SpaceX launched a new Indonesian communications satellite into orbit from Florida on Sunday (June 18) and capped the flight with a flawless rocket landing at sea.

Falcon 9 rocket topped with the SATRIA-1 telecommunications satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, soaring into the early evening sky at 6:21 p.m. EDT (2221 GMT) after a 15-minute delay due to high winds.

SATRIA-1 (whose name is short for “Satellite of the Republic of Indonesia”) will be operated for the Indonesian government by the Indonesian company PSN. The $550 million spacecraft “is envisioned to boost connectivity inclusion in the country, providing free internet connection to 150,000 public facilities, including schools, regional government offices and health facilities. SATRIA-1 will have a throughput capacity of 150 billion bits per second, three times the capacity of the nine telecommunication satellites that Indonesia currently uses.”

Please use the following link for a replay of the launch.

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