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Sina 1 is Iran's first ever satellite. It was launched into space, on thursday October 27th, by Russia's Kosmos-3M rocket. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Space Attempting to understand the nature of space has always been a prime occupation for philosophers and scientists. ...


The Launch

On thursday October 27th at 0652 GMT, Russia's Kosmos-3M rocket blasted off from the northwestern Plesetsk launch site carrying Iran's Sina 1 satellite. The rocket was also carrying a Russian military Mozhayets-5 satellite, a Chinese China-DMC, a British Topsat, a European Space Agency SSETI Express, a Norwegian NCube, a German UVE-1 and a Japanese XI-V. October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... The European Space Agency (ESA), established in 1975,is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to exploration of space with currently 17 member states. ...


The Satellite

The Iranian Space Agency has over time repeatedly said they were on the verge of sending their first satellite into orbit. And finally Sina 1, a satellite for telecommunications and research purposes, was launched into space.


The Future

Deputy Telecom Minister Ahmad Talebzadeh answers a question from media during a news conference in Tehran on Wednesday Nov. 16, 2005
Deputy Telecom Minister Ahmad Talebzadeh answers a question from media during a news conference in Tehran on Wednesday Nov. 16, 2005

Iran has plans for the construction of five more Iranian satellites of which three are scheduled to be launched over the next three years. In July 2005, Iran's Deputy Telecom Minister Ahmad Talebzadeh said that Iran's next satellite, Mesbah, is ready for launch. Image File history File links Ahmad_Talebzadeh. ... Image File history File links Ahmad_Talebzadeh. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes • 2005 Maharashtra floods • 2005 Gujarat Flood • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Gomery Comm. ...


Mesbah, similar to Sina 1, is a reconnaissance satellite which will be used to monitor neutral pheomena on Iran's territory. This satellite will most likely be launched on an indigenous rocket.


Iranian officials have also said that Iran is developing the new Shahab-4 missile which will be used to carry out the process of launching satellites into space.


In January 2005, Iran and a Russian firm sealed a $132 Million deal to build a telecommunication satellite called Zohreh (Venus). The launch of Zohreh is planned in the next two years.


 
 

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