1st Phase of Iran’s Chabahar Space Center under Construction with 60% Physical Progress

1st Phase of Iran’s Chabahar Space Center under Construction with 60% Physical Progress

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA) said the first phase of the Chabahar National Space Center is under construction with about 60% physical progress.

Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to honor the efforts of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in boosting Iran’s space industry, Hassan Salarieh said the first launch from this center is planned for later in the current Iranian calendar year (to end March 20, 2025).

He noted that the space industry of the country witnessed 12 satellite launches over the past three years which is unprecedented in the history of the country.

The administration of President Raisi took giant strides in developing the domestic space industry, he emphasized.

The deputy minister of communications and information technology (ICT) added that the designing and construction of various satellites were completed in the administration, the most important of which was the Nahid satellite.

The construction of the second prototype of the Pars-1 satellite will finish in the near future, Salarieh added, according to IRIB.

The Chabahar Space Center is designated as a non-military launch center, intended for live payload launches as well as the deployment of Earth observation and communication satellites into geosynchronous orbit. These operations necessitate specific conditions, ideally being close to the equatorial region, to minimize launch costs and orbital adjustments.

The Chabahar Space Center is poised to unlock new possibilities in the realm of space exploration, enhancing both Iranian capabilities and international collaboration.

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