26 January 2014
AUT SAT or Amir Kabir University Sat was designed in 2008 and unveiled in 2011. Remote sensing and Earth observing satellite, for identification of vegetation with its 4 cameras. With a mass of 80 kg, it was initially expected to be place on a 98 degrees polar orbit by a foreign launcher. Due to sanctions, is is now rescheduled to be place in a 55 degrees orbit with a Safir-2 domestic launcher, on a 660 km orbit.
It has a cubic shape with 55 x 60 x 50 cm sides. The expected life is 3 to 5 years.
AUTSAT is a university microsatellite with a remote sensing mission and a secondary mission of store and forward data communication. This satellite is at the stage of design and construction of the flight model by Amirkabir University of Technology, a leading technical university in Iran in conjunction with the Iranian Space Agency (ISA). The satellites total weight is about 85 kg and designed by a team of the university faculty and students. This project has strengthened the spirit of team-working and technical cooperation between about 12 university professors and 55 graduate students. The satellite is also capable of monitoring growth of agricultural products in its coverage area.
Type / Application: Earth Observation, Store and Forward Data Communication Orbit: 500 x 661 Km Weight: 80 to 85 Kg Life Time: 3-4 Years Launch Date: 2015-2016 Timeframe Launch Vehicle: TBDhttp://en.insa.ir/pa...age?showitem=11
19 February 2012
Iranian researchers plan to manufacture a [LEO] satellite which helps predict earthquakes from space.
The satellite dubbed Ayat (Signs) will help predict the time of earthquakes for the first time in the country.
Deputy Head of Iran's Industrial and Scientific Studies Center for Innovation and International Cooperation Mohammad Hassan Entezari said the satellite would identify the signals sent out from the earth before or after the earthquake, adding the satellite weighs 50-70 kg and would be placed in a [LEO].
He stressed some countries including France, China and Russia are working in this regard, noting Ayat satellite possesses a key role in processing the seismic disturbances before and after the shocks.
Entezari stated that basic studies have been carried out and the practical process would begin after required budget is provided.
3 February 2016
Unveiled on 3 February 2016, Iran's National Day of Space Technology, Friendship will be launched by the year's end into orbit, with a mass of 50 kg.
Video: Iran Remote-Sensing Satellite "Dosti" ماهواره سنجشی دوستی
Bottom: Revealed on the occasion of the 2016 Kish Air Show, the new "Iran platform Bus 150" ( "پلتفرم ایران باس 150") multi-spectral remote sensing satellite, with resolution of 1.5 meters, orbit of 600 km and 55 degreees inclination to be launched by Safir-2 SLV. Life time of 3 years, Dimensions: 110 - 110 -130 cm. It is the largest satellite made in Iran.
26 January 2014
Iransat-1 communication satellite is to be launched by Safir-2. It will pave the way for a large communication satellite. Should be launched by 2017.
It has a mass of 70 kg, and will be placed into a 250 km orbit with 10 degrees inclination. Its cold gas propulsion thrusters will then put the satellite to a 11,000 km transfer orbit.
It will then send two hours of daily television program. It will test space radiations.
2015 Oct 04
In February 2003, Iran and the Italian Carlo Gavazzi Space Co. agreed to cooperate on the construction of two Mesbah spacecrafts. First displayed in 2005, scheduled to be launched by the end of 2005 then March 2006 by Russia with a Kosmos-3M from Plesetsk. Rescheduled to be launched by India. Because of the sanctions, the Mesbah satellite has been held under seizure by Italy for three years. As of October 2015, Iran is to reclaim the satellite seized by Italy. Then Iran will follow up on its previous talks with such countries as Russia and India which are capable of launching satellites.
March, 10, 2015
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 14th Iranian Space Associations Conference in Tehran, Secretary of Irans Supreme Council of Cyberspace Mohammad Hassan Entezari said that the country is ready to launch Mesbah (Lantern) telecommunications satellite.
Mesbah (meaning Lantern), a low earth orbit (LEO) telecommunication satellite, was jointly built by IROST and ITRC in collaboration with. The satellite weighed 65 kg and its dimensions were 70 × 50 × 50 cm. Its operating circular orbit was about 900 km and its inclination was designed to be 98 degrees. At this altitude, it would orbit the Earth 14 times a day, being observable from ground stations four times every 24 hours. The expected lifespan was 3 years.
Three ground stations were considered, one at IROST, one at ITRC and a backup station. Mesbah-1 was scheduled to be launched in late 2006 onboard a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. However, the launch of this satellite has been deferred since then due to some unavoidable circumstances.
Type / Application: Communication / Technology Demonstration Orbit: 900 Km Weight: 65 Kg Life Time: 3 Years Launch Date: Cancelled Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3Mhttp://en.insa.ir/pa...age?showitem=11
March, 10, 2015
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 14th Iranian Space Associations Conference in Tehran, Secretary of Irans Supreme Council of Cyberspace Mohammad Hassan Entezari said that a new version of the satellite is also under construction.
Meantime, Head of Irans Telecommunications and Satellite Technology Research Center Shervin Amiri told reporters on the sidelines of the conference that the research phase and basic design of the second version, Mesbah II, is finished.
The second version, which needs a budget of some $1.8 million, will be mainly used for earthquake anticipation, Amiri explained.
Edited by Soheil, 26 March 2017 - 11:54 AM.