Indonesian president Joko Widodo is offering billionaire Elon Musk to use the country’s planned rocket launch site for his SpaceX venture.
The president had a telephone conversation with Mr Musk on Dec 11 to discuss a possible partnership with Tesla. During the conversation, Joko Widodo has invited Elon Musk to consider Indonesian launch site in the remote province of Papua as a SpaceX launching pad.
SpaceX, which was founded by Mr Musk, is currently launching its rockets from four US facilities.
Indonesia’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space is building the country’s first rocket launch site in Biak Island in the country’s easternmost province of Papua. The site is expected to be completed in 2024.