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Successful deployment of Surya Satellite-1 of Indonesia

Jan 2023 | No Comment

Indonesia has successfully deployed its first student satellite from the International Space Station (ISS). Students from Surya University constructed the SS-1 satellite as the awardee of the 3rd round of the KiboCUBE programme.

The KiboCUBE programme is a joint initiative by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under the Access to Space for All initiative.

The Satellite Development Track is part of the initiative and under this track, KiboCUBE enables teams from developing nations and economies in transition to develop and deploy 1U cube satellites (CubeSat) from the ISS.

This SS-1 CubeSat mission is a technology demonstration that will test communication between an Automatic Package Reporting System (APRS) payload and the ground using amateur radio frequency. Through the development and operation of SS-1, Surya University and the supporting organizations aim to disseminate nanosatellite technology in Indonesia, especially to students and universities. Given the full involvement of academia in this capacity-building process, the country hopes that the gained knowledge and experience will benefit future generations.

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