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Indonesia space agency takes small step towards 'dream'

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'We've got a dream to put our own satellite-launching rocket 200 or 300 kilometers into space within 5 years,' says head of Indonesia's Rocket Technology Centre. Some experts question how realistic that timeline is.

ROCKET READY. This picture taken on November 19, 2019 shows workers preparing a miniature test rocket as Indonesia's little-known space agency, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), prepares for its latest launch on barren scrubland in Lumajang, East Java. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP