Central District, SEIDAIKEI (DFNS) - Scientists and technicians of the Daikoku Federation has successfully inserted artificial satellite DFS-2 Kuroneko into a geosynchronous orbit on Monday morning, according to a report from the Daikoku Federation News Service.
Unmei-1 carrier rocket with payload DFS-2 Kuroneko was launched on September 23, 2013, 10:43 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 was launch towards the east an an inclination of 0 degrees in order to insert its payload in a geosynchronous orbit.
The two strap-on, liquid-fuel boosters separated from the rocket two minutes and five seconds after launch and crashed into the sea 25 km. east 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 300 km. east of the Ryokou Space Center.
The second stage initiated its first burn bringing the carrier rocket into a trajectory towards geosynchronous orbit. The first burn ended five minutes and sixteen seconds after launch.
After coasting to apogee, the second stage was again activated for a second burn one hour, 17 minutes and 50 seconds after launch in order to insert payload DFS-2 Kuroneko into geosynchronous orbit.
The carrier rocket successfully inserted DFS-2 Kuroneko artificial satellite into orbit at 12:01:12 hours, one hour, 18 minutes and 12 seconds after launch. The satellite was deployed one minute after reaching orbit.
The DFS-2 Kuroneko is now orbiting the Earth at a geosynchronous orbit with an apogee of 2,874 km. and perigee of 2,869 km., an orbital period of six hours, and 19 minutes and inclination of 0 degrees at a speed of 1 kilometer per second.
The DFS-2 Kuroneko is currently stationary over latitude zero degrees, one minute and 17.04 seconds north and longitude 41 degrees, two minutes, 58 seconds west.
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 government of the Daikoku Federation has called the successful launch of DFS-2 Kuroneko as "a great scientific victory and a demonstration of the Federation's technological advancement."