Indostar II/Protostar II Launched by ILS
International Launch Services - ILS successfully launched the Indostar II/Protostar II last Saturday, May the 16th, marking the second commercial mission of the year for ILS and the fourth successful Proton launch of 2009. The satellite will be commercially operated for Indovision in that country.
Located at 107.7 degrees East, the Indostar II/Protostar II satellite was built on the Boeing 601 HP platform. It replaces the existing Chakarawarta 1 and will bring high power S-band and Ku-band capacity over Indonesia, with expanded service to India, the Philippines and Taiwan. The satellite’s S-band transponders will support Direct to Home TV and Radio services for Indovision.