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  • 9/3/2011

Iran Rassad sat mission accomplished

iran’s second satellite has been christened rassad (observation).

Head of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says the country’s Rassad (Observation) satellite has successfully completed its mission following its launch in mid-June.

Fazeli told IRNA on Saturday that the Iranian imaging satellite’s life-span finished after orbiting the Earth for around two months.

Despite its 15.3-kilogram weight, which puts it under the category of the micro-satellites, Rassad has all features of a big satellite.

It has undergone all the stages required for its designing, manufacturing, assembly, test and preparation for launch inside the country.

It orbited the globe at an altitude of 260 kilometers 15 times per day.

Its mission was to take images of the planet’s surface and relay them to Earth-based stations along with telemetric information.

The satellite was equipped with solar panels and used solar energy to operate.

Iran launched its first domestically-produced satellite Omid (Hope) in 2009, which made it the ninth country to develop satellite launch capability.

The ISA chief said Rassad has by far outmaneuvered Omid due to its advanced design and above par performance, which earned the orbiter a 100 percent satisfactory result. Tehran also plans to launch the country’s first manned mission to space by 2019.

Source: presstv.ir

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