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Program: Palapa

"Palapa" means "unity" in Indonesian

Indonesian telecommunication program

The program was developed in 1975 to solve communications (phone, TV) problems between the numerous islands that compose the country. Two years after the Philippines asked to use to system for their national communications. In 1979 Intelsat recognized the system as a regional operator.

Nowadays the Palapa system is operated by two companies. PT Telkom is state owned and operates (and operated) the Palapa A, B and D's. Palapa C's are operated by a private company, PT Satelindo. A third company owns and operates a few transponders: PT PSN

PT Telkom (state-owned) and PT Satelindo should join forces...

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