Falcon 9 • Merah Putih

Photo Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 -
1:18am to 3:18am
Photo Event Name: 
Falcon 9 • Merah Putih
Photo Event Info: 

Launch time: 0519 GMT (1:19 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Merah Putih communications satellite for Telkom Indonesia. Merah Putih, previously known as Telkom 4, will provide C-band telecommunications services over Indonesia and India, replacing the aging Telkom 1 communications craft. The Merah Putih satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral.