TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran Successfully Launches Research Cargos into Space. Ministry of Defense announced the successful launch of the Simorg-3 space homemade rocket, carrying three research devices into space.
Iranian Ministry of Defense Spokesman said on Thursday that the indigenous satellite carrier of Simorq-3 successfully launched into space carrying three research devices.
“In this research space mission, for the first time, three research shipments were simultaneously launched to an altitude of 470 kilometers a speed of 7250 meters per second,” Ahmad Hosseini, the spokesperson for space affairs at the defense ministry, said.
According to the spokesman, the function of the space base components and the performance of the satellite launch stages were successful, and finally, the intended research goals of the mission were accomplished.
It is for the first time, three research devices were simultaneously launched to space at an altitude of 470 km and a speed of 7350 m/s and led to breakthroughs in the country’s space industry.
Hosseini said the launch followed several Islamic Republic’s civilian space program achievements. “We will speed up work so that we can become one of the six countries that can launch satellites into the GEO (geostationary) orbit,” he added.
“We will speed up work so that we can become one of the six countries that can launch satellites into the GEO (geostationary) orbit,” he added.
The United States has expressed concern that Iran’s satellite launches are part of an effort by the Islamic Republic to develop ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Iran, which has long maintained its nuclear program is entirely civilian in nature, says its satellite launches and rocket tests do not have a military component.
In 2017, Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center successfully launched the Simorq carrier with a mission of putting satellites into the orbit.
According to the Iranian Space Agency, the telecommunication satellites’ Nahid 1 and 2′, ‘Zoljannah,’ ‘Simorgh,’ and the remote sensing satellites’ Toloo,’ ‘Pars 1’ and ‘Zafar 2’ are being designed and produced to be placed in the LEO orbit.
‘Pars 1’, ‘Zafar 2’, and ‘Toloo’ satellites with multi-spectral imaging capability are among the remote sensing satellites that are in the launch queue.