Sirius-2 & Cakrawarta-1

Launch Time
Wed Nov 12, 1997 21:48 UTC

Flight V102.


Ariane 44L
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 6,000 kN
Payload to GTO: 4,720 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details


Sirius Satellite Radio was a satellite radio (SDARS) and online radio service operating in North America, owned by Sirius XM Holdings.

Headquartered in New York City, with smaller studios in Los Angeles and Memphis, Sirius was officially launched on July 1, 2002. It now provides 69 streams (channels) of music and 65 streams of sports, news, and entertainment to its subscribers. Music streams on Sirius carry a wide variety of genres, broadcasting 24 hours daily, commercial-free, and uncensored. A subset of Sirius music channels is included as part of the Dish Network satellite television service. Sirius channels are identified by Nielsen Audio with the label "SR" (e.g. "SR120", "SR9", "SR17").

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,938.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


IndoStar-1, also known as Cakrawarta-1, was a communication satellite that was launched on the evening of November 12, 1997, at 21:48 GMT aboard an Ariane 44L-3 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, as the first direct broadcasting satellite (DBS) in Asia, IndoStar-1 would initiate a new communication service for Indonesian society such as direct-to-home television.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,385.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-2, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



74th orbital launch attempt


91st mission
9th mission of 1997
86th successful mission
30th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

72nd mission
9th mission of 1997
69th successful mission
30th consecutive successful mission