Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari to be launch by India

Highlights: 

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