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Nahid-1 - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - 2019
« on: 02/07/2019 07:57 pm »
Nahid-1 - which means "Venus 1" - is an experimental geosynchronous Ku-band communications satellite; ~ 55 kg mass. It is Iran's first selfmade communications sat and will be succeeded by the 100 kg Nahid-2. (Sources: Norbert Brügge - includes photos -, Washington Institute, globalsecurity.org, Teheran Times, azernews)

Originally planned for launch in 2012; last known launch estimate was 3 February 2019 at spaceflightfans.cn. Several sources say that Nahid-1 is the next planned Iranian launch, and Teheran times wrote that it is "ready to launch".

Gunter Krebs claims that it will have only have a 40 days of lifetime - is that plausible?

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Re: Nahid-1 - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - 2019
« Reply #1 on: 02/07/2019 08:03 pm »
Gunter Krebs claims that it will have only have a 40 days of lifetime - is that plausible?

It is the lifetime reported by IRNA:
http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82411229

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Re: Nahid-1 - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - 2019
« Reply #2 on: 02/07/2019 08:17 pm »
Maybe they prefer don't risk another new satellite and send this, see how is working in the space and later send the Nahid-2...and is additional launch for Simorgh, for perfection her reliability...
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Re: Nahid-1 - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - 2019
« Reply #3 on: 02/08/2019 11:04 am »
Iranian sources are saying next launch will be with "Tolou" satelite into a 500km circular LEO. This part is just speculation but i think next simorgh launch will only be with original two stage variant of simorgh given target orbit is only the standard 500km vs the 600km with saman-1 upper stage.

Source: (In Persian) http://www.entekhab.ir/fa/news/458182/%D8%B3%D8%B1%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D9%82%DB%8C-%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%87-%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%B4%DB%8C%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1-%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%87%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%87-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%AA%DB%8C-%D8%AF%DB%8C%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B2-%D9%BE%D8%B1%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D9%88-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1-%DA%AF%D8%B1%D9%81%D8%AA

I used google translate to read the above article so if someone can provide a better translation it would be much appreciated.
« Last Edit: 02/08/2019 11:14 am by K210 »

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