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13 June 2024, 11:37

Iran's Space Industry Soars with Four New Satellites and a Transfer Block

TEHRAN, 13 June (BelTA - IRNA) - Despite severe sanctions, Iran is making significant strides in its space program with the launch of four satellites and an orbital transfer vehicle.

Tolou-3: A high-resolution Earth observation satellite with imaging accuracy of 5 meters panchromatic and 10 meters multispectral. Weighing over 100 kilograms, it is designed for environmental monitoring, disaster management, and urban planning.

Nahid-2: A telecommunications satellite featuring orbital transfer using chemical propulsion and attitude control with hot gas propulsion. It has a 2-year operational lifespan, independent radio positioning without GPS, and improved pointing accuracy of 1 to 3 degrees. It supports 254 users, tests simultaneous telephone communication via the KU band, measures radiation, and ensures secure communication between tracking devices and the mission control center.

Koosar: The first Iranian satellite with a medium resolution of 3.45 meters GSD, making it the most advanced satellite in Iran as of 2021. Its mission focuses on precision agriculture and mapping.

Hodhod: A private sector satellite designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, supporting connectivity for smart devices and systems.

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