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Palapa 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1977-018A

Description

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

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

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-03-10
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 574.0 kg

Funding Agencies

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

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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