PETALING JAYA: RazakSAT, Malaysia’s second remote sensing satellite, will be launched Tuesday.
It was scheduled to be launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in April but was delayed due to vibration problem on the launch vehicle.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili arrived in Guam Sunday to witness the live web casting of the launch of the satellite.
During a briefing, officials had informed him that the satellite and launch vehicle Falcon 1 had been erected on the launch pad site at Omelek Island.
The 180kg satellite will allow increased frequency in the image observation of the earth surface and environment through its high resolution camera which will benefit Malaysia.
Ongkili said that he was satisfied with the preparation for the launch.
Source | The Star