Strategic orbital slot hangs in balance
Marguerite Afra Sapiie
The Jakarta Post
Indonesia is at risk of losing its right to a strategic orbital slot after an overseas satellite provider declared a dispute with the Defense Ministry following a missed payment.
United Kingdom-based Avanti Communications claims the ministry failed to pay US$16.8 million of a $30 million lease contract for an Artemis satellite, initially used by Indonesia to maintain its orbital slot at 123...