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Iran to launch satellite by home-built carrier

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9011-15441

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iran would launch Toloo (Sun Rise) satellite with Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite carrier form new space station.

There would be a new round of space progression in Iran by 2013. The country would launch Toloo and Fajr (Dawn) satellites and improve satellite carriers by efforts made by experts in this regard.

Iran would be able to put satellites in the orbit of 36000 km. A spatial expert Rezaei said Safir B1 two-phased satellite carrier is capable of launching satellites weighing more than 60 kg to 350-450 km of the oval orbits and has made a huge progress comparing to Safir A1.

He added Safire B1's engine, fuel, guide and control system differ from its previous version.

Rezaei noted Navid (promise) satellite was launched by Safire B1 and was placed in the exact position in its orbit, as stressing the locally-made satellite carrier Simorgh would be built soon.

The spatial expert added Simorgh two-phased satellite carrier which is capable of carrying satellites with 100 kg to 50 km orbit, possesses 4 engines and final tests are implemented on it.

Rezaei stressed Toloo satellite built by Iran's electronic industry affiliated with defense ministry would be launched by Simorgh satellite carrier built by air and space industry of defense ministry.

He added Iran's next locally-made satellite would be Fajr satellite which is to be sent into space in the near future.

Navide elmo Sanat (promise of Science and industry) home-built satellite was launched into space.

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