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Indonesian Nano Satellite ‘Surya Satellite-1 (SS-1)’ Orbiting in Space

KingdomTaurusNews.com – Indonesia’s first Nano satellite successfully orbited in outer space at 15.03 WIB, Friday (6/1/2023). Release of Surya Satellite-1 (SS-1) from the International Space Station (ISS) facilitated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) which was carried out in a hybrid manner from Tsukuba Space Center, Japan.

The SS-1 mission is an Automatic Packet Reporting System which functions as a communication medium via satellite in short text form. This technology can be developed for disaster mitigation, remote monitoring, and emergency communications.

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Release of SS-1 into orbit, to operate at an altitude of 400-200 kilometers above the earth’s surface with an inclination angle of 51.7 degrees.

“As Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency, I feel very proud of this extraordinary achievement, and I congratulate the Surya-1 Satellite Team from Surya University for realizing an important milestone in the development of Indonesian space research,” said Laksana Tri Handoko, Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).

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The Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, Kanasugi Kenji said the release of the SS-1 satellite was a big step for Indonesia. Kenji highlighted the important role of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), which provided assistance and technological expertise to Surya University under the KiboCUBE programme.

You can see the video of the seconds of releasing Indonesia’s first Nano satellite below.

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