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Encyclopedia > Iranian Space Agency

The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) is a governmental space agency. A government is a body that has the authority to make and the power to enforce rules and laws within a civil, corporate, religious, academic, or other organization or group. ... Space agency can refer to: NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Canadian Space Agency China National Space Administration Korea Aerospace Research Institute European Space Agency Iranian Space Agency Italian Space Agency Indian Space Research Organisation Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Russian Aviation and Space Agency Soviet space program (historical) National...

The president of Iranian Space Agency is one of the deputies of the ministry of communication and information technology. ISA was established to conduct research in the field of space and aero technology. This fields include remote sensing and development of national and international space technology and communication networks. Iranian Space Agency performs the approvals of the Iran Space Council (ISC), which is established in order to peacefully use space technology and science and the above atmosphere space to develop the culture, technology science and finance of the country. There are, however, concerns of military involvement, particularly with defence ministry use of rockets developed by the Space Agency. Look up Communication in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)is: the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Synthetic aperture radar image of Death Valley colored using polarimetry In the broadest sense, remote sensing is the measurement or acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by a recording device that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object. ... Satellite navigation Space technology is a term that is often treated as a category. ...


Launch Vehicles

Iran is known to have developed a satellite launch vehicle of the Shahab family quite similar with the DPRK's Taepodong 2 named IRIS. On February 25, 2007, the Iranian state-run television has announced that a rocket, carrying unspecified cargo created by the ministries of science and defence, was successfully launched.[1] Later reports stated that the rocket was not intended for the orbital flight, being a sounding rocket. After reaching the altitude of about 150 kilometers, it was designed to descend back to Earth using a parachute. The US Military has doubts about this launch since it was claimed not to have been detected by NORAD.[2] Shahab is a common Persian name. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia... The Taepodong-2 (TD-2, also spelled as Taepo-dong 2[1]), (Korean: 대포동 2호) is a designation used to indicate a North Korean three-stage ballistic missile design that is the successor to the Taepodong-1. ... The IRIS solid propellant rocket is the expected product of an Iranian program to develop indigenous launch capability. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... A sounding rocket, sometimes called an elevator research rocket, is an instrument-carrying suborbital rocket designed to take measurements and perform scientific experiments during its flight. ... NORAD is short for: North American Aerospace Defense Command Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Space Centers

The main launch site of the Iranian Space Agency is Emamshahr, located at 36°25′0″N, 55°01′0″E, where suborbital Shahab 3s LV have been launched. Qom, located at 34°39′0″N, 50°54′0″E, is the other launch site. Emamshahr is a city in Iran at 36°25 northern latitude and 55°01 eastern length. ... Shahab-3 Type Ballistic missile Nationality Iran Era modern Launch platform Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder Date of design Production period Service duration Operators Iran Variants Number built Specifications Type Diameter between 1,32 and 1,35 metres Wing span Length 16 metres Weight between 15 852 and 16... Qom (Persian: قم, also known as Qum or Kom) is a city in Iran and the Qom (River) flows through the town. ...

Future Projects

Although Sinah-1, the first Iranian satellite has been built and launched by the Russians on October 28, 2005 on a Kosmos-3 booster rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, making Iran the 43rd country to possess its own satellite. Iran still hopes to become a satellite-launching nation. Sinah-1 is the first Iranian artificial satellite, launched at 6:52 UTC October 28, 2005 on board a Cosmos-3M Russian launch vehicle from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cosmos-3M is a Russian space launch vehicle. ... Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite (Plesetsk, August 15, 1991) Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk (coordinates vary in different sources, but 62°08′ N 41°01′ E seems plausible). ...

The second Iranian satellite, Sinah-2 should be launched in 2008 also on a Russian rocket [3]. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The next Iranian satellite, Mesbah should be built by Iran with Italian assistance and launched on a domestically made rocket. Mesbah is an Iranian made satellite. ...

The Sahab-4 rocket still in development with an estimated range of 2000 miles is said to be able to launch satellites in space.

The Iranian Space Agency director has declared in 2005 that in order to reach her ambitious goal of ranking among the top 8 spacefaring nations, the government would allocate for the next five years, USD 500 millions to the space program [4]. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

According to Mehran Mirshams, deputy head of Iran Aerospace Association, Iranian experts are currently engaged in the development of five satellite projects including Zohreh, Mesbah, ZS4, SM2S and Sepehr [5]. Zohreh is an Iranian-made communications satellite with the capability of telephone communication and fax link, transmission of data and broadcast of radio and television programs throughout Iran, and will have 12 transponders. ... Mesbah is an Iranian made satellite. ...

The IRNA press agency has revealed in November 21, 2005 that Iran was proceeding with her manned space program with the development of a small spacecraft and a space lab [6]. The Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA, is the official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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  1. ^ Iran announces rocket launch, believed part of commercial satellite project. International Herald Tribune (February 25, 2007). Retrieved on 2007 February 25.
  2. ^ US doubts Iranian space launch claim. AFP (February 25, 2007). Retrieved on 2007 February 27.
  3. ^ Iran plans second satellite launch. Aljazeera (April 10, 2006). Retrieved on 2006 September 14.
  4. ^ http://military.china.com/zh_cn/critical/25/20051215/12947239.html
  5. ^ Iran Will Launch Satellite Next Week. Iran-daily (October 22, 2005). Retrieved on 2006 September 14.
  6. ^ http://www.irna.ir/ch/news/view/menu-332/0511213283154918.html

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External links

  • Iran Space Agency website
  • Iran space program
  • Shahab SLV
  • Aerospace Industries Organization
  • Youtube Video on Iran Space Program



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