Telkom 1

Launch Time
Thu Aug 12, 1999 22:52 UTC

Flight V118.


Ariane 42P
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 4,334 kN
Payload to GTO: 2,930 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details

Telkom 1

Telkom-1 is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite operated by PT Telkomunikasi.

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems built the satellite for PT Telkomunikasi (TELKOM) of Indonesia to link the nation's thousands of different islands and archipelagos. The TELKOM-1 satellite replaced the existing Palapa B2R satellite which was retired later that year. TELKOM selected the A2100A to meet the growing requirements for telecommunications services. The company projects the annual increase in Indonesia's demand for services will be approximately 1.5 million telephone line units per year.

TELKOM-1 supported a variety of telecommunication applications, including high-speed digital traffic compatible with Very Small Aperture Terminal applications, which allows very small satellite dishes to receive signals, eliminating the need for expensive, fixed-site satellite dishes. The satellite's payload was built at the Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems facilities in Newtown, PA., and is configured with 24 C-Band and 12 extended C-Band transponders.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,763.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



44th orbital launch attempt


106th mission
3rd mission of 1999
101st successful mission
45th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

87th mission
3rd mission of 1999
84th successful mission
45th consecutive successful mission