Philippines Domestic Satellite
Project Detail | Companies: IPSTARSPC | Date: 1st Quater 2016 | Location: Philippines
Intro to Philippines Domestic Satellite Project (PDS)
The Government of the Philippines is inundated by economic, national security and other concerns that limit its ability to spearhead the launch of a new Philippine satellite that will assist in the expansion of national services and help sustain the high economic growth it is experiencing. Growth at this level can be hindered without the critical infrastructure satellite communications can provide.
Current business, national security and national development issues make it essential that the Philippines has its own dedicated space communications. At present the Philippines has to depend on satellites of competitor nations for strategic business and military telecommunications.
The Philippines is the only country among the top five richest Southeast Asian states without its own communications satellite. Indonesia has nine satellites; Malaysia has four; Singapore, nine; and Thailand, five. Even Vietnam now has its own satellites. In May 2012, Vietnam orbited Vinasat 2, its second satellite.
The business and security issues facing the Philippines today present both greater opportunities and greater threats that can successfully be addressed by a satellite dedicated to the Philippines’ unique interests.
A satellite catering to the Philippine market will make money and that pent-up demand will drive growth. The reach of a single satellite is far more extensive than what any terrestrial network can achieve.
Broadband Internet via satellite
One of the key engines that will fuel demand for satellite communications will be wireless broadband Internet access and video applications. The incredible growth of the Internet is killing cellular companies because they can’t distribute wireless broadband Internet fast enough and maintain acceptable quality.
A satellite is ideal for bringing broadband to the last mile of residences and businesses, thereby lowering Internet costs. Satellite networks are also extremely predictable compared to terrestrial Internet Protocol networks that are a mix of different networks. This means satellite networks can deliver a constant and uniform quality of service to thousands of locations, irrespective of geography.
National security needs
The pressing needs of national security demand the Philippines gain control over its international communications, especially military communications via satellite.
The primordial business need to seize competitive advantages is bound to drive Filipino businessmen, especially those involved in information and communications technology, to once again consider the profitable opportunities that accrue from operating their own commercial satellite.
Now IPSTARSPC has spearheaded the initiative to do so.
This initiative by Integral Process Starlight Technologies And Resources Solutions Philippines Corporation (IPSTARSPC) to launch the Ninoy Aquino-1 Philippines Domestic Satellite Project is rooted in the desire to aid in the country’s development—both in its people and its telecommunication infrastructure—which in turn enhances the economic climate of the country. With the Philippines considered one of the rising Tiger economies in South-East Asia, the addition of its own domestic satellite will only further spur its growth, building a local economy that is ripe for investors.
Taking cue from the developmental growth of other Southeast Asian nations that have launched their very own satellites, IPSTARSPC’s quest into launching the Ninoy Aquino-1 Philippines Domestic Satellite Project cannot come at a better time.
In line with that huge service market also come a wide array of government and citizen-oriented initiatives that will require the use of the domestic satellite, providing not only a stable source of revenue and profit, but also allowing the Philippines to continue its strong developmental and economic growth.
For the project to be a success, IPSTARSPC will be implementing a Satellite Development Protocol that is bound to a well-planned timeline to assure the proper attainment of permits, financing, and manufacturing and launch contracts. A proper and well-planned protocol is vital to this project as it will help prevent any unnecessary issues from arising in the future that may affect satellite operations.
As of now, IPSTARSPC has plans to build and launch two (2) satellites for the Philippines. The first (Ninoy Aquino-1) being a small capacity satellite which will host ten (10) transponder. The second satellite, on the other hand, will host a larger amount of transponder space to meet the foreseen market demand while also fitted with enough space to eventually take on the load of the first satellite.
The first satellite is targeted to launch within Thirty (30) Months, while the second satellite is projected to be launched two (2) to three (3) years later.
Below is a table detailing the foreseen timeline of the first satellite: