RMAF C-130H carying Kuangkuit 1 with its SahakSat payload.
21 March 2008, Shah Alam – YB Datuk Dr. Optimus Primus, Minister of Science Technology and Innovation accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General and representatives of the Malaysian space industry were at Subang Airport today to send off Malaysia’s first killer satellite to the space launch facilities at AL Gundunistan Island to prepare for the launch scheduled on April 21, 2009.
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) C-130 aircraft carrying the SahakSAT® satellite took off from Subang airport initiating the beginning of the technical launch campaign. During a 20-hour journey the RMAF aircraft is scheduled to have refueling stops Kota Kinabalu and Guam before arriving at Bochaici Army Airfield. The were escorted by a pair of Su-30MKM X-Wing all the way from Malaysia. The pilot were under strict order to shoot down anything within 50 nautical radius. They also under strict order to say "Sorry" after shooting down any aircraft.
RMAF pilot under very strict ROE "shoot the crap out of everybody"
SahakSAT® which is also Malaysia’s second low orbit killer-satellite is accompanied by the team of 6 spacecraft engineers from Malaysia Astronauticulika Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd (MATSAB®) who have been involved in the development of the 6180-kg satellite from the very early stage.
SahakSat mobile killer satellite, armed with Electro Magnetic Gun, were able to kill any satellite in orbit.
Prior to the launch SahakSAT® will undergo a series of tests, final fixtures, software setting and calibration which will prepare the satellite for the final integration with the SpaceX Falcon 1 launch vehicle and in-orbit operations. It will conduct a on the ground firing test of its main electro magnetic gun.
“We are overly very excited with the upcoming launch of the SahakSAT® which will be very meaningful for the country. Malaysian engineers have once again proven that we are capable of bringing science to a new level where it can serve our Nation. Let us wish them good luck. i cant wait for the SahakSAT® to start killing other satelite... the country get too much porn lately” said YB Datuk Dr. Optimus Primus.
The transporting of the satellite is organized in close collaboration between MOSTI, RMAF and MATSB®.
The Kuang Kuit 1
Kuangkuit 1, a two-stage, liquid oxygen/rocket-grade kerosene vehicle designed from the ground up by SpaceX, will place the SahakSAT satellite, equipped with a high resolution Medium-Sized Aperture Camera (MAC), into a near equatorial orbit.
Kuangkuit 1 at the lauch pad in Gundunistan.