- January 28, 2008
- Posted by: EARSC
- Category: EARSC News
JAKARTA: National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) is holding a seminar in Bogor on Thursday to evaluate the one-year mission of the LAPAN–TUBSAT satellite and prepare for the construction of its next generation.
The LAPAN–TUBSAT satellite was launched on Jan. 10, 2007, at the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, India, as an auxiliary payload in the launch mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)‘s PSLV-C7.
LAPAN has worked in cooperation with Germany’s Technische Universitat Berlin in constructing and operating the LAPAN–TUBSAT satellite, which is in a sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of 630 kilometers, with an inclination of 97.6 degrees.
LAPAN expects to use the earth observation satellite to exchange data and information among remote areas in Indonesia, and hopes it can be useful in monitoring natural resources and the environment, as well as for disaster mitigation efforts. — JP