Since the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the ORARI and LAPAN on November 5th 2008 in Jakarta, we agreed to develop the technology of radio and satellite communications. ORARI Headquarter have formed the AMSAT-ID and is assigned to collaborate with a team of LAPAN to cooperate in the development of INASAT (Indonesia Satellite) which will have content (payload) Voice Repeater and APRS Digipeater, but the journey has changed the plan to build a satellite that is part of the plan to build one satellite to two satellites and satellite given the LAPAN-ORARI and LAPAN-A2.
LAPAN-ORARI satellite is a satellite that will take FM voice transponder UHF / VHF frequency 145.880MHz and 435.880MHz and Digipeater APRS frequency 145.825MHz. Also LAPAN-ORARI satellite will emit green light laser for attitude determination. Planned for a launch into a 650km LEO with low (8 degree) inclination from India as a secondary payload with "Megha-Tropique".
LAPAN-A2 satellite is a satellite development of LAPAN-Tubsat satellite and will use the S band (non amateur frequency) for video surveillance and the UHF amateur frequency for telemetry.
The plan the two satellites will be launched in middle of year 2011.
Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ is a responsible operator on the request frequency coordination for the two satellites to the IARU Satellite Coordinator and was approved on December 23rd, 2009.
Progress work on LAPAN-ORARI and LAPAN-A2 satellites currently are in the stage of assembly and testing of components.
On the internet widely available information on these satellites, more information at http://www.lapan.go.id http://www.orari.or.id http://www.amsat-id.net http://lapantubsat.org http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/finished.asp
So, hopefully this information can be useful for the member of ORARI and amateur radio throughout the world about LAPAN ORARI and LAPAN A2 satellites.
Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI)
Best 73 and thanks
Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ Vice Secretary General, International Affairs Coordinator and IARU Liaison of ORARI