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Stasiun Peluncuran Roket or Staspro (literally "Rocket Launching Station") is a rocket launch site managed by the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN). It is located at Pameungpeuk Beach in the Garut Regency on West Java near Cilautereun and has been active since 1965 to perform engine tests and launch sounding rockets.[1]

LAPAN Rocket Launching Station
Stasiun Peluncuran Roket Pameungpeuk
LAPAN Rocket Launching Station
LAPAN Rocket Launching Station in Pameungpeuk, Garut
Alternative namesBalai Produksi dan Pengujian Roket LAPAN
General information
StatusActive
LocationCilautereun, Pameungpeuk, Garut, West Java
CountryIndonesia
Coordinates7°38′48″S 107°41′20″E / 7.646643°S 107.689018°E / -7.646643; 107.689018Coordinates: 7°38′48″S 107°41′20″E / 7.646643°S 107.689018°E / -7.646643; 107.689018
OpenedAugust 1965
OwnerLAPAN
Government of Indonesia
Design and construction
ArchitectHideo Itokawa
Website
https://tekgan.lapan.go.id/
The launch of RX-320 at Pameungpeuk Spaceport, 2008

The facility was built from 1963 through cooperation between Indonesia and Japan, as the station was designed by Hideo Itokawa with the aim to support high-atmospheric research using Kappa-8 rockets.[citation needed] The first Kappa launch from Pameungpeuk took place on 7 August 1965. Today the site comprises a Motor Assembly building, a Launch Control Center, a Meteorological Sounding System building, a Rocket Motor Storage hangar and a dormitory.

The site has launched numerous solid-fuel rockets from the RX family (Roket Eksperimental), in particular the RX-250-LPN. Newer developments focus on building multi-stage rockets from individual RX elements, under the moniker RPS for Roket Pengorbit Satelit (literally "Satellite Orbiting Rocket"). The agency's goal is to reach orbit with indigenous rockets and satellites.

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  1. ^ Roosyana, Rommy (3 January 2016). "Mengintip Tanjung Kennedy Indonesia di selatan Jawa Barat" [Discover the Indonesian "Cape Kennedy" in South West Java]. Beritagar (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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