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28 January 2024 - 15:32
Iran successfully launches 3 satellites into space

Three Iranian satellites were successfully launched into space with the Simorgh satellite carrier.

 For the first time, three Iranian satellites, Mahda, Payam, and Hatef, were successfully launched simultaneously into an 1110-kilometer orbit by Simorgh Satellite carrier.

The satellites were launched on Sunday morning, ahead of the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

"Mahda" satellite is a lightweight satellite that is built to test developed satellite subsystems.

"Kehan ​​2" nanosatellite provides the possibility of local positioning for ground receivers.

"Hatef 1" nanosatellite was also built to prove the technology of narrowband communication.

Issa Zarepour wrote on his social media account on Sunday that signals had been received from Mahda, one of three domestically-developed satellites successfully placed into orbit by the Simorgh satellite carrier earlier in the day. 

Mahda, Keyhan-2, and Hatef-1 research satellites were placed between altitudes of 450 to 1,100 kilometers above the earth’s surface.

Mahda is a research satellite developed and tested at the Iranian Space Research Center. It weighs 32 kilograms and has been designed to test advanced satellite subsystems.

Mahda’s main mission is to examine the performance of the Simorgh satellite carrier in launching multiple space payloads in low earth altitudes and to evaluate new homegrown space technologies

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