Author Topic: Tolou/Toloo - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - Q2 2019  (Read 520 times)

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Tolou or Toloo (there are different transcriptions) is an ~ 80-100 kg remote-sensing satellite, originally scheduled for launch in 2012 (source; other sources just say 100 kg).

There were media reports that Tolou/Toloo was on board of the Simorgh launch in July 2017 (forum thread):

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Iran opened its first rocket launch site on Thursday with launching Simorgh carrier which took Tolou satellite to the orbit.
Mehr news, Iranian news agency, 28 July 2017

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The first satellite identified for a ride on Simorgh is Toloo reportedly weighing in around 100 Kilograms and targeting a 500-Kilometer orbit
spaceflight101, 29 July 2017

Yesterday there was an official statment about an upcoming Tolou launch:

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Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Kasem Tagizade ... also announced his intention to soon launch another satellite called "Tolu" ("Sunrise"), the agency said
Google translate from RIA article, 7 Feb 2019

This indicates that the 2017 launch failed, and they built a second Tolou/Toloo/Tolu which is to be launched now.
« Last Edit: 02/08/2019 07:17 pm by PM3 »

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Re: Tolou/Toloo #2 - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - Q2 2019
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2019 05:59 pm »
"... will be launched in the next three to four months": http://iranpress.com/iran-i132194

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Re: Tolou/Toloo - Simorgh - Iman Khomeini SC - Q2 2019
« Reply #2 on: 02/08/2019 07:23 pm »
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The first satellite identified for a ride on Simorgh is Toloo reportedly weighing in around 100 Kilograms and targeting a 500-Kilometer orbit
spaceflight101, 29 July 2017

This actually was about a future launch, while the July 2017 launch was afterwards called a "test launch". Either the Mehr agency confused that, or officials covered up a failed first Tolou launch.
« Last Edit: 02/08/2019 07:24 pm by PM3 »

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