Merah Putih satellite blasts into orbit

Cape Canaveral, US

Jakarta, posted: Wed, August 8 2018 | 12:29 am

Flying high: The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the PT Telkom-owned Merah Putih satellite, launches from Cape Canaveral, United States, on Tuesday. The satellite is expected to reach its orbit on Aug. 18. (Source: Antara/AFP/SpaceX, Graphic: JP/Swi, Photo: Antara/Saptono)

Flying high: The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the PT Telkom-owned Merah Putih satellite, launches from Cape Canaveral, United States, on Tuesday. The satellite is expected to reach its orbit on Aug. 18. (Source: Antara/AFP/SpaceX, Graphic: JP/Swi, Photo: Antara/Saptono)

It was a tense eight minutes for everyone involved.

For those working at PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), laun...

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