Iran to Send New Home-Made Satellite to Higher Altitude

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced that it plans to send a new home-made satellite to higher altitudes, at least, 36,000km away from the Earth.

The student satellite said to be the best home-made one in the country is built by students of Iranian prestigious Sharif University of Technology.

Chancellor of the University Reza Rosta-Azad said the launch would come when the satellite is possible to be placed at the altitude of approximately 36,000 kilometers above the earth.

“Sharif satellite is the last student satellite series which is to be fired into space,” he told the Iranian students news agency.

“Satellites should be sent into space when the launch power is raised, so that they would remain in space for a long time to work more effectively.”

“The first Iranian satellite launched into space managed to remain for two months. The second one which is able to take photos was placed at a higher altitude and has a more lifespan,” Rosta-Azad noted.

In June, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had announced that the country will soon send bigger satellites to higher altitudes, at least, 35,000km away from the Earth.

Iran has recently taken wide strides in aerospace. The country sent the first biocapsule of living creatures into space in February, using its home-made Kavoshgar-3 (Explorer-3) carrier.

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