Iran says ready to launch next satellite

Iran says ready to launch next satellite

PanARMENIAN.Net - Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said late on Sunday, February 10 that another copy of Zafar Satellite will be sent to orbit in June, IRNA reports.

He made the remarks after Zafar Satellite failed to get into orbit and landed in the Indian ocean on Sunday.

He further noted that Zafar needed a speed of 7400 to reach the orbit 530 kilometers above the Earth.

According to officials, Zafar Research Satellite has been developed by specialists and elites of the University of Science and Technology and has been delivered to the Space Organization for putting it into orbit.

The satellite has been designed for imaging, sending and saving messages and creating a link between the two users.

Preparing map of lands, basic map, civil development map, agricultural fields map, map on changes in lands natural environment and jungles, monitoring developments in seasonal and perpetual lakes, identifying damaged areas after the crisis and upgrading structural maps are among missions of the satellite.

 Top stories
The earthquake caused a temporary blackout, damaged many buildings and closed a number of rural roads.
The Prosecutor’s Office has released surveillance footage and said that one of the detainees in the case, Iveri Melashvili.
Destinations welcomed 900m fewer international tourists in January–October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Austrian authorities said at least one gunman remained on the run at 1am Vienna time on November 3.
Partner news