Russia to Launch Satellite in Papua

Russia is keen on building the satellite launching base in Biak Island.

The Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Alexander A Ivanov, held talks with the Indonesian Vice President Boediono on the planned Russian satellite launching project in Biak, Papua.

Ivanov urged Indonesia to speed up the development of the satellite launching base.

“The Russian Ambassador discussed about the acceleration of the satellite launcher development in Biak Island,” the spokesperson of Vice President Boediono, Yopie Hidayat, said today, Feb 25.

Russia, said Yopie, is keen on building the satellite launching base in Biak Island.

“Many experts from Lapan (Indonesian Institute of Aeronatics and Space) learn about satellites in Russia. It is also expected that Indonesia may build up its aeronatics sector,” said Yopie.

He said that the copyrights issue has been one of the obstacles in the project. “Our concerns now are on technical barriers,” said Yopie.

Source: Viva News

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