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Iran to send two satellites into space by February

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

1390/02/20
05-10-2011
09:13:28
News Code :9002-12048

TEHRAN (ISNA) - An Iranian Space Agency (ISA) official Asghar Ebrahimi said the country is going to send two satellites into space by February.

The first one called Tolou (Rising) will be sent into space in February and the other one Fajr (Dawn) will be launched by September.

Tolou which weighs less than 80 kg would be placed at 400 km above the earth surface while it is to be sent by A2 or Simorgh satellite carrier.

The satellite with the lifespan of 1.5 year is able to take photos with high quality from 50 meters away.



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