Rasad Satellite Beams First Iran Images

Posted by GIS talk On Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Iran receives first images from home-made Rasad satellite. Read the report:

Iran announced on Sunday that it has received the first images and data sent by the country's second domestically-made satellite, 'Rasad' (Observation) which was sent into orbit Wednesday evening.

"We have received the first satellite images and telemetric data from Rasad this morning," President of Malek Ashtar University affiliated to Iran's defense ministry Reza Mozaffarinia said on Sunday, Fars news agency reported.

Mozaffarinia also expressed pleasure that the data received from the satellite indicate that all systems of Rasad are working even better than what has been predicted before.

Rasad which weighs 15.3 kilograms and was designed to be launched into the 260 kilometer orbit of the earth rotates around the earth 15 times in 24 hours.


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