Students’ First Satellite in Orbit
Monday, 13 February 2023
Surya Satellite-1 is the first cube satellite built by Indonesian students. It is also the first in orbit.
THE eyes of Setra Yoman Prahyang, 27, were gleaming as he related his feeling the moment he witnessed the eventual launch of Surya Satellite-1 into orbit. He and his team developed the satellite for six years. The cube satellite (cubesat) weighing 1.3 kilograms was carried by rocket Falcon 9 CRS-26 owned by SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States, on November 27, 2022, to the International Space Station (ISS). ISS is a spacec...
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