Iran's "Pars 1" Research Satellite Put Into Orbit

February 29, 2024

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Tehran, IRNA - Iran has successfully put a homemade research-measurement satellite into space's orbit, which marks the 12th satellite launch during President Ebrahim Raisi's administration.

The satellite, dubbed Pars 1, was placed into an orbit of 700 kilometers above the earth’s surface on Thursday.

Iranian scientists have carried out the design, construction, assembly and testing stages of the research-measurement satellite.

The home-grown satellite has been launched by a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrom. 

Applied imaging, the expansion of the domestic market for measurement data, and the development and testing of the basic technologies of measurement satellites and the relevant terrestrial parts are the goals for which the indigenous satellite has been developed.

The satellite marks the inaugural use of the X-band link, a significant achievement poised to enhance data transmission speeds from satellite to Earth for subsequent satellites.