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Lapan A2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2015-052B

Description

LAPAN A2 is an Indonesian microsatellite that carries video and digital cameras to image Earth from orbit, plus a ship-tracking payload and amateur radio equipment. The orbiter carries the amateur radio short text message repeater (APRS) and a voice repeater. The APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System ) and the voice communication payload is developed by LAPAN using the LAPAN-TUBSAT UHF/VHF radio heritage along with a COTS APRS modem. The primary application of APRS is intended for communications in support of disaster mitigation and relief efforts.

Alternate Names

  • LapanA2
  • 40931

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-09-28
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 68 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Indonesia)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Other
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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