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Quote:‘Zafar’ satellite to be launched on Sep.
4 May 2019 - 14:36
TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – Iran University of Science and Technology president has said the university has planned to deliver Zafar satellite to Iranian Space Agency on September.
Iran University of Science and Technology president Jabbar Ali Zakeri said that the Zafar satellite manufactured by the University of Science and Technology will be sent into orbit by this summer.
The development of the satellite has been completed and the final stages of testing and controls are underway, he added.
He mentioned that researchers at the satellite research center in Iran University of Science and Technology are working on satellite projects, adding: “The ‘Zafar’ is designed by experts at research center of university and it weighs 90 kilograms and is equipped with color cameras and can survey the oil reserves, mines, jungles, and natural disasters.”
Quote:Zafar satellite to run final tests by mid-Sept.
May 5, 2019
TEHRAN –Iran University of Science and Technology has manufactured Zafar satellite and will deliver it to the Iranian Space Agency for running final tests during the month of Shahrivar (August 22-September 22), the head of the university Jabar-Ali Zakeri announced, IRNA reported on Saturday.
Technical preliminaries for launching the satellite are also underway at the Iranian Space Agency, he said.
“We have already manufactured different parts and assembled them for initial testing and now we are at the final stage of testing,” he said.
As the agreement for manufacturing of the satellite was signed four years ago, the expenses are needed to be revised, he lamented.
The 90 kg satellite is equipped with four color cameras with 80 meter resolution and the equipment have average lifespan of 18 months, he explained.
Before launching the satellite into the main orbit, the satellite will be launched into 500-km orbit for testing, he explained.
Quote:Thu Aug 29, 2019
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced good progress in manufacturing different types of satellites, saying that Iranian experts are working on 5 research projects in this field.
His remarks came days after Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari announced that the country would send 3 new satellites to orbit by the end of this year.
The decision has been made to accomplish the tasks related by Nahid 1 telecommunication satellite and Zafar and Pars 1 sensing satellites to orbit them this year, Barari said on Sunday.
He added that Zafar and Pars 1 satellites enjoy the resolutions of 22.5m and 15m, respectively.
"We are trying to build a sensing satellite with the resolution of 1m by 2025," Barari said.
(08-29-2019, 05:04 PM)Ich Wrote: I saw a tweet today which shows a pic of a failure of the start. But me not sure if this pic is old one.
Quote:Putting 'sensing satellite' into orbit of 36,000 kms on agenda
Sep 14, 2019, 5:34 PM
Khorramabad, Sept 14, IRNA - The head of Iran's Space Agency Morteza Barari said on Saturday that the launch of a sensing satellite in the orbit of 36,000 kilometers is on the agenda and three Iranian satellites will be ready to carry out the mission.
Morteza Barari met with faculty and top startups in the province of Lorestan province on Saturday, and noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran has reached a full cycle of space technology with the efforts of its youth, despite 40 years of sanctions.
(09-15-2019, 07:07 PM)Persian Gulf Wrote: If a launch was imminent satellite imagery would show increased activity at the launch site. I haven't seen anything about this yet, although Zafar was always scheduled to be launched in September this year, so hopefully that still happens.
Quote:Zafar 1, 2 satellites ready for launch
19 January 2020 - 10:34
TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Iran's Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says the Zafar 1 and 2 satellites, have been delivered to Iran Space Agency and will be put into orbit in the near future.
He described the developments of these satellites and their launchers as a great step in the country’s space program, saying, “Two versions of Zafar have been built by young Iranian scientists, both of which are technologically superior to those we had built before.”
Zafar, designed by Iran University of Science and Technology, is a 90-kilogram remote-sensing satellite equipped with color cameras and can be used for surveying oil reserves, mines, jungles and natural disasters. If the launch is successful, it will orbit the earth at an altitude of 530 kilometers.
Quote:Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:49
Satellite Zafar, built by Iranian universities' elites and scientists, will be delivered to the spaceport today and the process to launch it into the orbit will start immediately, Barari told FNA on Sunday.