Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN is in the process of finalizing a technology transfer agreement with P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), the large telecommunications company in the country. Under the agreement, Telkom will commercialize LAPAN’s products, particularly from its Satellite Technology Center (Pusteksat). The two organizations met at Pusteksat’s office on 2 March, where they announced that they were working on an MoU, along with 5 cooperation agreements.
In a separate meeting held at in Pusteksat on March 12, Telkom and another private telecommunications company, PT. Patra Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Patrakom), met with LAPAN to discuss an MoU between all three parties, which sees these companies utilizing LAPAN’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Systems (TT&C), as well as exchanging automatic identification system (AIS) data. At the same time, LAPAN will make use of Patrakom’s resources in Indonesia, including its ground stations.
LAPAN and Telkom have always had a close relationship – last year, during the event of the Telkom-1 failure, LAPAN actively helped the company deal with the crisis. The two organizations have also worked closely together on all of Telkom’s satellites, Telkom-1, -2, -3, and -3S.