Zafar Satellite Delivered to ISA, Ready for Launch

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:29

Designed by Iran University of Science and Technology, Zafar Satellite has been delivered to Iran Space Agency and is ready for launch.

According to an ISCA report, in his most recent tweet, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi stated that Zafar Satellite could pass the tests successfully and actions are being taken to transfer it to the orbit.

Zafar, a fully sophisticated satellite built at Iran’s University of Science and Technology, was announced by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) on Saturday to have been placed atop the ready-to-launch list, Press TV reported.

The new satellite, designed for an 18-month activity plan, weighs about 90 kilograms and is equipped with four color cameras to capture the Earth's surface with a resolution of 80 meters.

Zafar is similar in size and weight to its previous version — the Payam satellite — but distinct in one way as it can move in circular orbit and send a message alongside its exploratory missions.

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