Iran to Unveil New Satellite Carrier
- February, 01, 2021 - 17:16
- Science news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran is going to unveil its newest homegrown satellite carrier, dubbed Zoljenah, on Monday evening.
The satellite carrier, Iran’s latest achievement in the aerospace industry, runs on solid fuel.
Zoljenah can carry satellites weighing up to 220 kg into an orbit 500 kilometers above the Earth.
In April 2020, the IRGC successfully put Noor (light) into orbit. The homegrown satellite was launched with a three-stage satellite carrier, dubbed Qassed (messenger). The Iranian satellite has a lifespan of some 2.5 years.