Jakarta: India is all set to help Indonesia in the launch of its self-made satellite. According to a media reporter received on Thursday, the Indonesian satellite will be launched from India on September 27.
The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) of Indonesia produced the LAPAN A2 / Orari satellite on its own in the year 2012. The Jakarta Post revealed that it is the successor to LAPAN A1 / Tubsat which was launched back in 2007 by India only.
The President Joko Widodo official announced the launching on Thursday. During the launch ceremony, he said, “Today, I am officially sending off the LAPAN A2 / Orari satellite.”
The to-be launched satellite will arrive in India by Friday. All preparations are done to launch it from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
This satellite will be utilized for the work of monitoring the land usage, ship movements, sea resources, and fishing explorations.
Moreover, an additional equipment for automatic packet reporting is placed onboard which will be helpful in disaster mitigation by monitoring floods as well as for keeping an eye over population and sea changes.
It will be set to 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.