Tehran is preparing to orbit three new home-made satellites in the near future, a senior space official announced.
“These three satellites have been ready for launch since last year and they are now only waiting for the Iranian Defense Ministry to send them into space,” Deputy Head of Iran’s Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli told reporters on the sidelines of the International Workshop on Management of Space Programs in Tehran on Saturday.
He said these three satellites are Tadbir (Prudence), SharifSat and Fajr.
He noted that Sharif University has designed SharifSat, Tadbir (Prudence) is a joint product of the Space Research Center and the University of Science and Technology and Fajr has been designed and built by SaIran electronic and communication company.
The International Workshop on Management of Space Programs opened in Tehran on Saturday and will last until May 28.
In December 2013, Fazeli said that Tehran planned to orbit two new home-made satellites in the near future.
“Tests are being conducted on the two satellites of Sharif and Tadbir before the launching process,” he added.
Early in September, Presidential Advisor and the ISA Chief Akbar Torkan said that the first satellite to be launched in the new government is called Tadbir.”
Omid (hope) was Iran’s first research satellite that was designed for gathering information and testing equipment. After orbiting for three months, Omid successfully completed its mission without any problem. It completed more than 700 orbits over seven weeks and reentered the Earth’s atmosphere on April 25, 2009.