TS News - Indonesia Plans Garuda Satellite System
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Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 08:42:05 +0900
From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Sep 28 20: 02:40 1996
TELE-satellit News, 29 September 1996
Indonesia Plans Garuda Satellite System
JAKATA, Indonesia, 96/09/29 (TS) -- The Russian-American consortium
Lockheed-Khrunichev-Energiya will launch the Indonesian satellite Garuda-1,
built by US company Lockheed. The spacecraft will be operated by a regional
consortium set up by three companies from Indonesia, Thailand and the
According to Itar-Tass, the launch will take place in the second half of
1998 and cost US$100 million. Garuda-1 may just be the first of a huge
satellite fleet: There are plans to launch at least six more Garuda satellites.
Russian officials stated they were hoping for follow-up contracts,
pointing out they had good prospects as it was the first time that Russia
had entered the fast developing market of South-East Asia.
By: Peter Klanowski
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