Monday, August 6, 2012

Satellite Launch Vehicle SLV Indonesia

National Space and Aeronautics Institute (LAPAN) RPS consists of four stages, namely the three-stage RX 420 and the RX-320 level. RX-420 plan will be the booster (rocket booster) RPS. Test flying rocket stage is to build a Roket Pengorbit Satelit (RPS) which is expected to fly in 2014. In 2008 there were optimistic hopes that the RPS or Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) would first be launched in Indonesia to 2012, and if there were extra funds, even the year 2010. In fact, the LAPAN budget for 2008 was the same as the 2007 budget, which is Rp 200 billion. With this budget, the RX-420 also can be delayed, even canceled, Kompas reported 14 Januay 2008. Another project that was threatened to be canceled was the development of micro-satellites. The limited budget, not only hampered the project and the development of rockets and satellite, but also the opportunity to work together with the world institutions. With India, for example, can draw from LAPAN in the field of science in satellite.

In addition to continued work with the parties outside the country, LAPAN also puts attention to the main tool in the weapons system. In cooperation with the TNI AL [Armed Forces of Indonesia] began in 2005, in April 2008 LAPAN raised, among others, with the participation of researchers in the LAPAN-missile rejuvenescence. Previously, eight work with the TNI AL in the Malacca monitoring with satellite remote LAPAN-TUBSat.


In addition to test the RX-420 flying in the wake of refining the design, they also launched two RX-100 that berdiameter 110 mm. This missile has a weight of 30 kg and length of 1900 mm. RX-100 is used to test rocket payload subsystem. The specification rocket-RX 100 were, diameter 110 mm, weight 30 kg, 1900 mm long rocket, propellant type of solid-composite, fuel time 2.5 seconds, 70 seconds flying time, maximum speed of mach 1.7, predicted to reach 11 km, 7 km altitude input, load: diagnostic, GPS, altitudemeter, gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, processor and battery.

LAPAN has done trial on two-stage rocket launching RX-150-120 supported by TNI-AD (Indonesian Army) and PT Pindad. Rocket with cruise distance 24 kms was successfully launched from moving vehicle (Pindad Panser) on March 31, 2009


Lapan's RX-250 were being launched regularly between 1987 to 2005.

In 2008 Lapan successfully flew two RX-320. These 320 mm diameter rockets were launched on 02 July and 30 May 2008 at Pameungpeuk, West Java.