Author Topic: Safir launch with Fajr satellite - February 2, 2015  (Read 26394 times)

Offline Comet

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Iranian launches imminent?

many news reports from Iran states a new and immidiate launch of a satellite, and/or "research vehicle" - AKA sub-orbital Kavoshgar rocket/capsule.


The NOTAMS are there, activities in Komeini launch complex are visible, so we have to see and watch what - if any - launcher will be launched.
« Last Edit: 02/02/2015 09:07 pm by Satori »

Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #1 on: 02/01/2015 05:22 pm »
Iran to Launch Satellite

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13931112001397



There is still a Notam issued for the Semnan aera (until april 28)

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #2 on: 02/01/2015 05:24 pm »
If this article is accurate (which is not necessarily) the launch should happen on 3rd Feb. (national space day in ran).

http://217.25.54.55/en/News/81488603/

My doubt is because no other news source mentioned specific data for it except IRNA (Iran news agency).


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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #3 on: 02/02/2015 08:59 am »
Fajr satellite LAUNCHED today:

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #4 on: 02/02/2015 09:06 am »
Fajr satellite LAUNCHED today:

...but then where's the announcement?  :-X

(or, ahem, [citation needed] for this comment)
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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #5 on: 02/02/2015 09:20 am »
Fajr satellite LAUNCHED today:

...but then where's the announcement?  :-X

(or, ahem, [citation needed] for this comment)

here it is: http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13931109000748

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #6 on: 02/02/2015 09:49 am »
RIA Novosti quoting Iranian TV channels said that the launch was at 09:30 UTC, so just over an hour ago (and 30 minutes later news reached NSF!  :o). Apparently the orbit claimed was 250 x 400 km, so in that case TLEs should come rather quickly....

http://ria.ru/space/20150202/1045472095.html
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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #7 on: 02/02/2015 10:04 am »
“FAJR” New Iranian Built Satellite Launches to Orbit


Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #8 on: 02/02/2015 10:13 am »
Iran Sends New Home-Made Satellite into Orbit

http://tinyurl.com/q54xoha


Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #9 on: 02/02/2015 10:33 am »
Iran launches homemade Fafir Fajr satellite imagery into space


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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #10 on: 02/02/2015 10:34 am »
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #11 on: 02/02/2015 10:39 am »
Strangely the satellite was not launched from the new launch pad (+ Assembly tower).

It has been launched from previous older launch pad.

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #12 on: 02/02/2015 10:55 am »
Iran successfully launches homemade Fajr satellite into space



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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #13 on: 02/02/2015 11:11 am »
Well, NORAD has found it rather quickly.  :P

40387/2015-006A: 224 x 470 km x 55.53 deg.
40388/2015-006B: 224 x 460 km x 55.54 deg.
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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #14 on: 02/02/2015 11:21 am »
Well, NORAD has found it rather quickly.  :P

40387/2015-006A: 224 x 470 km x 55.53 deg.
40388/2015-006B: 224 x 460 km x 55.54 deg.

It's probably safe to say they weren't surprised by the launch and were ready to look :)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #15 on: 02/02/2015 11:33 am »
From TLEs I would say the launch occured at 08:52 UTC, add or take a couple of minutes.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #16 on: 02/02/2015 11:52 am »
Well, NORAD has found it rather quickly.  :P

40387/2015-006A: 224 x 470 km x 55.53 deg.
40388/2015-006B: 224 x 460 km x 55.54 deg.

Where do we get those? I used to check n2yo.com, but it does not show anything yet.


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Re: Re: Iranian Space
« Reply #18 on: 02/02/2015 01:23 pm »
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

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