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Indonesian agency. Asia Cellular Satellite System, Jakarta, Indonesia.

ACeS (Asia Cellular System) was created to manage a satellite system that provided a cost-effective, satellite-based, fill-in service for cellular telephone operators and users in southern and southeast Asia. ACeS was put together with around $900 million of seed money beginning in 1995 by PT (Pasifik Satelit Nusantara) of Indonesia (38%), the Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (20%), Jasmine International (12%), and Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications of the USA (manufactuerer of the satellites, 30%).

Location: Jakarta.

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ACES Chronology

2000 February 12 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/23. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K/DM-2M. LV Configuration: Proton-K/DM-2M (DM3) 399-02.
  • Garuda 1 - . Payload: ACES. Mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb). Nation: Indonesia. Agency: ACES. Manufacturer: Lockheed. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: AS 2100. USAF Sat Cat: 26089 . COSPAR: 2000-011A. Apogee: 35,799 km (22,244 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 1.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Geosynchronous communications satellite for the ACES consortium (PSN of Indonesia, PLDT of the Phillipines, Lockheed Martin, and Jasmine of Thailand). The satellite had two large 12-m diameter L-band antennae for cellular telephone relay. Stationed at 123 deg E. Positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 123 deg E in 2000. As of 5 September 2001 located at 122.97 deg E drifting at 0.023 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 10 located at 123.10E drifting at 0.005W degrees per day.

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