Indonesia Conduct Successful Test Launch Rocket
Institute of Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) states, in general, the RX-420 rocket launch which is the largest rocket ever made Lapan, last Thursday, went well, even the status of the “Golden Data;.
All the parameters of the data obtained in the first ten seconds after the rocket was launched from Cilauteureun Rocket Launching Station Pameungpeuk, Garut, which is a Flight Test Installation Lapan, Lapan said Elly Kuntjahyowati Head of Public Relations, Friday (3 / 7).
Based on the Golden Data, Lapan able to reconstruct the behavior of flying a rocket with a “ error ratio (the ratio of error) of five percent, because of the launch of this product identified the condition of the rocket motor and fuel are running well.
The launch of the RX-420 is a stage to build a rocket orbiter Satellite (RPS) is expected to air in 2014, he said.
RX-420 Chief Engineer Lilis Maryani explained, a series of flight test was conducted to determine the technical specifications, before applied to the RPS, with 700 elevation angle that can reach a height of 53 km with 101 km distance traveled and speed of 4.4 mach.
Minister for Research and Technology (Research and Technology), Dr Kusmayanto Kadiman admit, rocket technology has been the flagship program Lapan, whose development is only for peaceful purposes, or for public welfare such as observations of weather and fire points.
In addition Kusmayanto witnessed and Head of BPPT Marzan A. Iskandar, Lapan’s largest rocket test flights was also attended representatives of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Department of Defense, Army and Police, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI), and PT Bukaka.
Previously, LAPAN successfully tested a static RX-420 on December 23, 2008 at Tarogong, West Java, which produces 100 tons of power seconds.
Lapan also successfully launched two 320 mm diameter rocket RX-320 on July 2 and May 30, 2008 at Pameungpeuk, Garut, West Java.
Elly explained, RPS which will be launched in five years of Indonesia, consists of four levels each of the three-level RX 420 and RX-320 one level, so the RX-420 scheduled to be boosters (boosters) are increasingly developed RPS Lapan.
In addition to the RX-420 flying test in order to improve the design, also launched two rocket units of the RX-100 whose diameter is 110 mm, weighs 30 kg with a long slide 1900 mm, according to Elly. (Between / en)