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Palapa 2



The goal of the Palapa mission was to establish an Indonesian domestic communications network consisting of a primary and a backup spacecraft. The Palapa spacecraft was a modified version of the TELESAT spacecraft and was placed in a geostationary orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 09862
  • Indonesia-B
  • Nusantara-B
  • Palapa-B
  • Palapa2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-03-10
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 574 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Dijen-Postel (Indonesia)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Robert J. GossProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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