“This is toward a larger purpose of achieving orbital launch capability. Indonesia’s space aspirations began in the early 60s with the creation of Lapan and it was one of the first developing nations to have communications satellites launched into space by the US, where they were made.
Still, the East Java rocket test underlined the Indonesian Space Agency was pushing toward the orbital launch goal, even if a five-year timeline was ambitious….
Still, the East Java rocket test underlined Indonesia was pushing toward the orbital launch goal, even if a five-year timeline was ambitious, said Northern Sky Research. “In the grand scheme of rocket development you can think of this as a step in the right direction,”
Discussing bringing internet to isolated island nations, “Island nations will demand a significant portion, and a lot of demand will come from markets like Indonesia — an island nation on a much larger scale where there’s tremendous bandwidth needs,” Christopher Baugh, the founder and CEO of analytics group Northern Sky Research, told CNN Business.