Tuesday, February 03, 2009

MicroSpace News: Iran does it

That was quick.
The Iranian satellite is in an orbit of 545 x 378 km, orbital inclination 55.5 degrees. Iran says the satellite serves the cause of "peace and brotherhood." Iran's neighbors are a little nervous about that part.
Video of the launch:
The Safir launcher is a close cousin (there is much shared technology) to North Korea's Taepodong 2, which failed in its only launch attempt.

Still looking for reliable details on mass and payload.

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