Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

Iran says to send 3 satellites into orbit by year end

The head of the Iranian Space Agency said on Sunday that Iran will launch three satellites into orbit by the end of this year, semi-official FARS News Agency reported.

The three satellites are Nahid 1 telecommunication satellite, Zafar and Pars 1 sensing satellites, according to Morteza Barari.

“Zafar and Pars 1 satellites enjoy the resolutions of 22.5m and 15m respectively,” Barari said.

“We are trying to build a sensing satellite with the resolution of 1m by 2025,” he added.

On July 28, the Iranian Space Research Center (ISRC) announced that it had completed the development of one satellite that was ready for launch.

Iran’s advancements in satellite technologies have been achieved despite the sanction pressures by the United States, which bars access to the related technologies in the market, said Hadi Rezaei, deputy of research and technology at the ISRC.

Xinhua

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