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LAPAN A5 is an experimental indonesian microsatellite for Earth observation featuring an L-Band SAR. It is a joint project between the Indonesian LAPAN and Chiba University, Japan.

LAPAN will build the satellite bus. The ~ 100 kg satellite features a bus with the dimension of 60 cm × 60 cm × 80 cm.

The Earth observation payload consists of an L-Band SAR with a ground resolution of 30 meters and a swath width of 100 km. The SAR antenna measures deployed 70 cm × 450 cm. The SAR will be developed by Chiba University’s Josaphat Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (JMRSL) at the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing.

Nation: Indonesia
Type / Application: Communication, earth observation
Operator: LAPAN
Contractors: LAPAN (bus); Chiba University (payload)
Equipment: L-band SAR
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~100 kg
Orbit: 650 km × 650 km, 97.6°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LAPAN A5 - 20xx with ?


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