Thales Alenia Space and Telkom Indonesia to build HTS 113BT satellite

Hervé Derrey, President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with the leading satellite service provider in Indonesia, PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) is a state-owned digital telecommunication company.

The principal cause of the integration is to build HTS 113BT, a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band from its orbital position at 113° East.

Thales Alenia Space is the program prime contractor and responsible for the design, construction, testing and on-ground delivery of the HTS 113BT satellite.

It is also in charge of the early orbital positioning phase (LEOP) and in-orbit tests (IOT).

In addition, Thales Alenia Space will supply the Ground control segment, train and support the Customer team of on-site engineers to ensure an orchestrated work model for the customer.

The in-orbit support will also be provided all throughout the satellite’s lifetime.

Built on Thales Alenia Space’s historical Spacebus 4000B2 platform, HTS 113BT will provide more than 32 Gbps capacity over Indonesia. The satellite will weigh about 4 metric tons at launch and will be delivered in early 2024 for a 15-year expected lifetime.

Thales Executive on the partnership with Telkomsat

Hervé Derrey, President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space gave the following insights.

“After an open international tender conducted by Telkomsat, we are very pleased that Telkomsat has renewed its trust in working with Thales Alenia Space.” 

“It’s very fulfilling to be able to support our customer’s business development after Telkom 3S. HTS 113BT is the fourth program to serve the Indonesian satellite operators confirming that we are able to match their needs by offering a wide telecom satellites product range.”

Telkomsat Executive gives its verdict on the partnership

Endi Fitri Herlianto, CEO of Telkomsat had the following insights.

“HTS 113BT will be strengthening connectivity infrastructure across Indonesia archipelago to support the digital business by providing a better quality of service for Indonesia society.”