The head of Iran Space Research Institute of Astronautical Systems has announced the design and construction of a new generation of space probes aiming at planning for carrying passenger to the suborbital space.
Pointing to the need for teamwork and experience in the field of aeronautics at the opening ceremony of fourth Iran CanSat Competitions, Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi said that space projects started in the form of student work and eventually after putting a lot of efforts into doing that, they would lead to a product and final result.
Pointing to Iran’s initial steps to launch space probes into space, he continued that Iran’s space program was an ambitious one in the form of aerospace development document plan which follows two important aims:
The first goal is to launch a communication satellite into GEO orbit that requires a large space vehicle with advanced engines.
The second goal in the aerospace development document, Ebrahimi added is deploying passenger into space. The project has various complexities and scopes on which we have been working constantly in recent years.
Stressing that achieving the goal is not possible in a short time, the head of Iran Space Research Institute of Astronautical Systems said this project has been on the agenda of the Space Organization and would be continued despite the fact that funding has been provided less rapidly during the last three years.
He announced the design and construction of a new generation of space probes in the Space Research Institute of Astronautical Systems, saying that “in order to send human being into space, five flights are scheduled to gradually achieve the goal of sending passenger into suborbital space. Meanwhile, we are constructing a bio capsule to put a passenger in it.”
Regarding the aerospace functional programs, Ebrahimi also referred to the application of satellites in the areas of navigation, agriculture and telecommunication services and said they are making efforts to achieve progress in these sectors.