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Indonesian Palapa B communications satellite, 1977.


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


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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