A spaceport in Indonesia’s new capital?

Putro, Yaries Mahardika and Nugraha, Ridha Aditya (2022) A spaceport in Indonesia’s new capital? The Jakarta Post, Jakarta.

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Sitting under the equator, Indonesia reaps a number of benefits, including with regard to space activities, particularly because the Geostationary Orbit (GSO) path is located right above the equator. The GSO is the trajectory along which telecommunications and weather satellites operate. Another unique aspect of the GSO, located 35,871 kilometers above the sea level, is that satellites placed along this orbit seem to be stationary because one rotation of Earth is precisely equal to the period of the GSO orbit. Equatorial countries that plan to launch space vehicles to the GSO must be aware of the geographical advantages. Launching space vehicles from an equatorial country will reduce the time needed to reach the GSO, effectively cutting the spending on fuel and the total costs Therefore, the construction of spaceports in equatorial countries may be strategic.

Item Type: Popular Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Law
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2023 09:57
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/42789

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