Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Iran to send two satellites into space



Source: Press TV
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/179136.html

A senior Iranian aerospace official has said the country will soon launch two satellites to take high resolution wall maps and aerial photos of locations around the globe as seen from space.

Head of Aerospace Industries of Iran's Electronics Industries Co., Asghar Ebrahimi, told ISNA news agency on Monday that Iran will send the Fajr (Dawn) satellite into space by September, while the Tolou (Sunrise) satellite will be launched in February 2012.

Ebrahimi noted that the national Fajr satellite has been developed and produced by Iranian aerospace experts in less than a year. It weighs 50 kilograms and is technically characterized by an orbit which could promote from 250 to 400 kilometers through a thruster or an engine.

The Iranian aerospace official added the Tolou satellite weighs less than 80 kilograms and will be placed in elliptical orbit of 400 kilometers in radius.

Tolou will have a lifespan of one and a half years and will capture images with a resolution of 50 meters and then transmit them to stations on earth.

Iran launched its first domestically manufactured satellite, Omid (Hope), on a home-built Safir-2 rocket on February 2, 2009.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

Venezuela News and Opinion

Yemen News 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

US News 2017

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

The Russian Perspective

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)