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India to launch Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari

Indonesian satellite Indonesia is set to launch a locally made satellite from India on September 27. The LAPAN A2/Orari satellite was produced entirely in Indonesia by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in 2012. It is a successor to LAPAN A1/Tubsat, which was launched in India in 2007.

It is Indonesia’s domestically-made satellite and is successor to LAPAN A1/Tubsat satellite. It was produced entirely by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) of Indonesia in 2012. Satellite on its board is equipped with an automatic packet reporting system to aid disaster mitigation especially for monitoring floods, changes in the sea level and movements of the population. It will orbit the Earth along the equator with an altitude of 650 kilometers. It will encircle the Earth 14 times a day and travel at 7.5 kilometers per second.

Functions:
LAPAN A2/Orari will function as a tool to monitor land usage, ship movements, sea resources and fishing explorations. It is also equipped with an automatic packet reporting system on board to aid disaster mitigation by monitoring floods, changes in the sea level as well as movements of the population. The satellite will orbit the earth along the equator with an altitude of 650 km and will travel at 7.5 km per second – enabling it to circle 14 times a day.