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29 February 2024 - 22:41
Iran launches indigenous Pars 1 satellite to space

Iranian total indigenous satellite 'Pars 1', a research-measurement satellite launched by a Russian satellite-carrying rocket Soyuz.

The primary objectives of the Pars 1 satellite encompass the creation of a detailed map of the water sphere at a scale of 1:200,000, as well as mapping the biosphere and human sphere at a scale of 1:100,000.

The Pars 1 satellite boasts a mass of under 150 kg and orbits at an altitude of 500 km with an inclination of 55 degrees. Its mission revolves around transmitting images to the ground, facilitated by a transmitter operating in the X-band telecommunication spectrum at a rate of Mbps.

This satellite marks the inaugural use of the X-band link, a significant achievement poised to enhance data transmission speeds from satellite to Earth for subsequent satellites.

Ground stations are equipped to receive satellite images efficiently, further bolstering the functionality of the Pars 1 mission.

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