Residents from the small island told Elon Musk that his company is not welcome on their island on Tuesday.
Biak is a beautiful island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, one of the Indonesian provinces, populated by 112,000 people.
The island is located 1 degree below the equator, making it ideal for satellites launching, which less fuel will be required to reach orbit.
Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, also interested to develop a rocket launch site on the island by 2024.
However, Papuans and environmental experts fear such a site will damage the island’s ecosystem.
SpaceX & the Indonesian government have not announced anything concrete yet up to the date.