Iran’s deputy head of Aerospace Organization has said two domestically developed satellites are in line for launching.
Hamid Fazeli responded to a question by Mehr News in the sidelines of Permanent Commission of the Supreme Council of Science, Research, and Technology (ATF) about launching indigenous satellites. “Two satellites, SharifSat and Tadbir (prudence) have been in line for launching.
Tadbir has been developed by Iran University of Science and Technology. ATSat by Amir Kabir University of Technology will be launched by Simorgh (mythical bird) launcher,” he said.
“If successfully tested, these satellites will be in line for launching,” Fazeli added, and that “the tested satellites would be launched by the end of the year (March 2014) which requires confirmation by the Aerospace Organization and Space Committee.”
“ATSat is an imaging and communication satellite, hence is greater in size than all satellites built ever. The orbital age of the ATSat is 2 years, while our former satellites had an orbital age of at most 2 or 3 months. It also will be in higher orbits,” Fazeli added.