According to a media report, India and the Indonesian governments have reached upon a deal to launch an Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari, on September 27 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The LAPAN A2/Orari satellite set be launched from India, is 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, The Jakarta Post reported.
Indonesia President Joko Widodo has officially confirmed the news of the scheduled launch. The Satellite will be shipped to India on Friday and will be launched from the SDSC on September 27.
The domestically designed Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari functions as a tool for monitoring land usage, fishing explorations and sea resources.
The automatic packet reporting system in the satellite will help disaster mitigation by monitoring floods, sea-level changes and also movements of the population, the Indianexpress reports.
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.