Central District, SEIDAIKEI (DFNS) - Scientists and technicians of the Daikoku Federation has successfully inserted an artificial satellite, DFS-1 Taiga, into orbit on Tuesday afternoon, according to a report from the Daikoku Federation News Agency.
Unmei-1 carrier rocket with payload DFS-1 Taiga was launched on August 20, 2013, 13:29 hours from the Ryokou Space Center by scientists and technicians of the 2nd South Urbonian Guards Regiment of the Federal Defense Force.
Unmei-1 carrier rocket, a two-stage and 40,100 kg. rocket and a modification of the Lakas-1 carrier rocket, was launched towards an inclination of 90 degrees in order to insert its payload into its preset orbit.
The two strap-on, liquid-fuel boosters separated from the rocket two minutes and five seconds after launch and crashed into the sea 50 km. south of the Ryokou Space Center.
The first stage and the payload fairing of the rocket separated at four minutes and ten seconds after launch and crashed into the sea 150 km. south of the Ryokou Space Center, with the second stage inserting the payload into its preset orbit 21 minutes and 37 seconds later after a coast to apogee and burn.
The carrier rocket successfully inserted DFS-1 Taiga artificial satellite into orbit at 13:44:47 hours, 25 minutes and 47 seconds after launch. The satellite was deployed one minute after reaching orbit.
The DFS-1 Taiga is now orbiting the Earth at a polar orbit with an apogee of 500.6 km. and perigee of 500 km., an orbital period of 64 minutes and 19 seconds, and inclination of 90 degrees.
The satellite is fitted with instruments which makes communications and research possible. It is currently transmitting the anthem of the federation "Song of Great Daikoku", readings on the current status of the satellite, and images of the Earth.
The news of the success of the launch of the artificial satellite DFS-1 Taiga has been met with great enthusiasm, with the federal government commenting that "it is a great victory for the Daikoku Federation."