Aerospace Research Institute

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Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


- P.O.Box 15875-3885, Tehran, I.R.IRAN
- 15th St. Mahestan St. Iran Zamin St., Shahrak Ghods, Tehran 1465774111, Islamic Republic of Iran
- Aerospace Rd., Mahestan Rd., Iran Zamin Rd., P.O. Box 14665-834, Tehran, Iran


+98 21 8366030, +98 21 8836 2010


+98 21 8362011


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Research organization affiliated with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology; reportedly subordinate to the Ministry of Defense; involved in the design, production, and launch of sounding rockets (payload, rocket motors and separation systems), including the Kavosh rocket; reportedly developed a sounding rocket that was allegedly launched in February 2007; has carried out research and analysis of booster rockets, re-entry vehicles, rocket engines and payloads, as well as other aerospace-related topics. Research fields of Aeronautical Science and Technology Department include aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion, flight simulation, aircraft equipment and subsystems, and design of flight vehicles; research fields of Space Science and Technology Department include celestial and orbital mechanics, trajectory simulation, space structures, the application of communication, navigation, and measurement technologies in space, and the design of space vehicles, micro satellites and sounding rockets; Aerospace Standards, Law and Management Department involved in identification and categorization of standards related to satellites, launch vehicles, and related ground and space equipment; started a masters degree program in space engineering in 2007, educating students in the design, manufacture and integration of space systems, including satellite communication systems, remote sensing technology and scientific payloads. In 2004, reportedly hosted "Space and National Security for Sustainable Security" conference, held by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology; chairman reportedly Mohsen Bahrami; executive deputy reportedly Ali Akbar Gulro (or Ali Akbar Golrou); deputy head reportedly Mohammad Ebrahimi; founded in 1999.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

June 30, 2009