Indonesia is Moving Towards Potential Space Powers Countries: Who Has the Authority?

Ferera Ardine Jillian Naibaho, Prita Amalia, Danrivanto Budhijanto


Indonesia is currently planning on building a spaceport in Biak, Papua. This development is a trigger for Indonesia moving towards becoming a potential space power country. This development raises criticism because of deficiencies in organizational terms. The agency serves as an authoritative entity with the responsibility of overseeing all space-related endeavors. There has been a fusion of the Indonesian space agency, Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN), into Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (BRIN), which is concerned about confusion over the authority to oversee space activities in Indonesia. The importance of institutional clarity will undoubtedly assist the process of space activity activities in Indonesia in the process toward potential space power countries. This writing uses a comparative method by exploring the practices of other space agencies, such as the United States, European Union, and Japan, to find potential forms of space agencies in Indonesia.

Keywords: BRIN, Spaceport, Space Power Countries, Space Agency

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/135-06

Publication date:August 31st 2023

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