February 25, 2010

Indonesia’s Equatorial Orbit Twin Satellites

Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ brings the latest news on the two new Indonesian Amateur Radio satellites, LAPAN-ORARI and LAPAN-A2 which are planned to launch in 2011

LAPAN-ORARI will carry a 5 watt output FM voice transponder with a 435.880 MHz uplink and 145.880 MHz downlink as well as an APRS Digipeater on 145.825 MHz. It will also carry a green light laser for attitude determination.

It is planned to be launched from India into a 650km orbit with low (8 degree) inclination as a secondary payload with "Megha-Tropique".

LAPAN-A2 will use S band (non amateur frequency) for video surveillance and the amateur frequency 437.425 MHz for telemetry.

Sourse SGRC

National Institute of Aeronautics and Space – LAPAN

1 comment:

Hon BookStore said...

Hey, I'm Pradana from Jogja, Indonesia. I'm sorry I can't write English, so I'll write Indonesian.

Terima kasih untuk infonya, saya tidak menyangka akan ada yang memposting berita ini.

Salam dari Indonesia.