Iran’s New Satellite Goes into LEO

Iran’s New Satellite Goes into LEO

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran on Saturday sent its homegrown ‘Soraya’ satellite into a low Earth orbit (LEO) with the ‘Qaem-100’ satellite carrier.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force successfully put Soraya into an orbit 750 kilometers above Earth in 11 minutes.

The research satellite, manufactured by the Iranian Space Agency, was launched with a Qaem-100 satellite carrier.

Qaem-100 is a three-stage satellite carrier with solid fuel developed by the IRGC Aerospace Force.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Issa Zarepour said Soraya weighs around 50 kilograms.

The IRGC launched the first Iranian military satellite, Noor-I, in April 2020, and Noor-II in March 2022.

They were sent into orbit by the Qassed satellite carrier, designed and manufactured by the IRGC Aerospace Force.

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