Elon Musk expected to visit Indonesia for Starlink launch

Elon Musk expected to visit Indonesia for Starlink launch
Elon Musk expected to visit Indonesia for Starlink launch

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Published on 05/16/2024 at 10:54 a.m.

Starlink obtained a permit to commercially offer its internet services in Indonesia earlier this month for retail…






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(Boursier.com) — Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX, is expected to travel to Indonesia to launch his Starlink satellite unit this Sunday. Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, a close ally of President Joko Widodo, said the billionaire would launch the service on the island of Bali alongside the Indonesian leader.

While Indonesian authorities have repeatedly announced that Elon Musk would visit the country to attend events or discuss possible investments from his car company Tesla, this would be his first in-person visit.

World Water Forum

Elon Musk is also expected to speak at the World Water Forum in Bali, Luhut Pandjaitan said in a statement released Wednesday.

The Starlink launch will take place at a clinic in Bali’s capital Denpasar, where the Tesla boss is expected to sign a deal on connectivity for the health sector, Communications Minister Budi told Reuters on Thursday. Arie Setiadi.

Remote areas

Starlink obtained a permit to commercially offer its internet services in Indonesia earlier this month for retail, Budi told Reuters last week.

Starlink will cooperate with local network access providers and Indonesia expects the company to provide internet services in remote areas.


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