India is going to launch a second Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing Indonesian Satellite (LAPAN A2/ orari Satellite) on 27th September.
The Venue for Satellite launch:
Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Purpose of launching:
- LAPAN A2/ Orari Satellite is likely going to monitor the land usage, ship movements, sea resources and fishing explorations.
- And the Satellite is equipped with an automatic packet reporting system on board, So that it can monitor floods and thus can help in reducing the loss caused by the disasters.
- It can also monitor the sea-level changes and movements of population, which helps in taking necessary preventive measures to reduce the severity of disasters.
Specifications of LAPAN A2/Orari Satellite:
- The satellite is designed to circle the Earth 14 times for every single day.
- It will circle the Earth along the equator with an altitude of 650 km. travelling with the speed of 7.5 KMPS.
Little more information:
LAPAN A1/Tubsat, was also an Indonesian Satellite launched from India in 2007.