Indonesian Palapa B communications satellite, 1977.

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Indonesian Palapa B communications satellite, 1977.
4 0 c m
 
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Description

This satellite, shown here undergoing ground tests, was called Palapa A3 after its succesful launch on 10th March 1977. It was the second Indonesian domestic communications satellite, built by Hughes in America, to be launched. A follow-on series began with the launch of Palapa 1 in June 1983.

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