Satellite RazakSat (MACSat) of Malaysian National Space Agency

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names RazakSat (MACSat)
Country of Operator/Owner Malaysia
Operator/Owner Malaysian National Space Agency
Users Government
Purpose Remote Sensing
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Intermediate
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 663
Apogee (km) 688
Eccentricity 0.00177418210205095
Inclination (degrees) 9
Period (minutes) 98.3
Launch Mass (kg.) 180
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 14-07-2009
Expected Lifetime 3 yrs.
Contractor Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd
Country of Contractor Malaysia
Launch Site Kwajalein Island
Launch Vehicle Falcon 1
COSPAR Number 2009-037A
NORAD Number 35578
Comments Will revisit some part of Malaysian territory every 90 minutes, maximising its ability to exploit gaps in the clouds, and substantially improving coverage of the country as a result.


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