National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

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Station Country: Indonesia

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National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia (LAPAN) is the organization prior to the integration of BRIN, a government agency responsible to President of Republic Indonesia in performing government duties in the field of research, developments, studies, and applications as well as invention and innovations. So that LAPAN carries out matters related to R&D (research and development) and the implementation of outer space. With the existence of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), which combines of non-ministerial government institutions of research, one of which is LAPAN, the function of space administration is in BRIN. The research function is handled by Research Organization for Aeronautics and Space (ORPA), whose human resources are fellow researchers from LAPAN. LAPAN's administrative human resources and social researchers are currently assigned to BRIN. The latter is tasked with formulating policies for the implementation of outer space.

BRIN provides remote sensing services such as:

  • Earth monitoring and information systems for natural disasters mitigation;

  • Remote sensing data services;

  • Natural resources inventory;

  • Remote sensing programs to support business;

  • Remote sensing innovation and creativity;

  • Developing of Remote sensing technology; and

  • Remote sensing training and other activities.

BRIN Ground Station has capacities for receiving, processing, and distributing satellite data. The Ground Stations are located at Parepare-South Sulawesi, Rumpin-West Java, and Pekayon-Jakarta. It currently receive remote sensing data satellites from LANDSAT-8/9, SPOT-6/7, PLEIADES-1A/1B, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, Suomi NPP, Aqua/Terra, NOAA-19/20, Metop-B, Himawari-8.

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Parepare Ground Station

Station Organization: BRIN

Ground Station Location: Parepare, Indonesia

Ground Station ID: DKI

Station Lat Long: POINT (119.6497 -3.9781)