India to launch Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari

India will launch Indonesia’s second multi-spectral remote sensing satellite LAPAN A2/Orari.

The satellite will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on September 27, 2015.

About LAPAN A2/Orari satellite

  • 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: It will work to monitor land usage, ship movements, sea resources, fishing explorations, natural resource and disaster mitigation.

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