[amsat-bb] LAPAN-A2/ORARI update?

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 30 12:32:50 UTC 2015

Thank you Wisnu,


Best of luck with the launch, and please send us any further information that you can. Is the 8 degree, 650km orbit correct?


73, Drew KO4MA


From: Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ [mailto:yb0az at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:42 PM
To: Andrew Glasbrenner
Subject: Re: LAPAN-A2/ORARI update?


Dear Drew


Thanks for your email.


Yes the LAPAN ORARI (LAPAN A2) satellite is planned to launch at the end of September 2015 from India.


It's an equatorial satellite have the amateur payloads: FM Voice repeater and APRS digipeater.


Best 73 de Wisnu YBØAZ 

Sent from my iPhone 6

On Aug 29, 2015, at 22:54, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:

Would one of our Indonesian friends be able to give us an update on the upcoming launch of their satellite?


I see from https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto <https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Forari.web.id%2Fwp%2F%3Fpage_id%3D950&edit-text> &tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Forari.web.id%2Fwp%2F%3Fpage_id%3D950&edit-text=

and https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1 <https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://orari.web.id/wp/%3Fpage_id%3D920&usg=ALkJrhhkj1M9f01VohQw3ivG4ZohC_hTRQ> &hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://orari.web.id/wp/%3Fpage_id%3D920&usg=ALkJrhhkj1M9f01VohQw3ivG4ZohC_hTRQ 

that they are preparing for a launch at the end of September. This seems to line up with the Astrosat PSLV-XL C30 launch. I can’t decipher if it is just for A2, or for LAPANSAT-ORARI, or if the satellites have been combined now? Is http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=152 still correct as to modes and frequencies?


If the 650km, 8 degree inclination orbit is still correct, this will be a very interesting satellite for those below 30 degrees N and S latitudes, but unusable for those further north.


73, Drew KO4MA

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