by Staff Writers
Tehran, Iran (XNA) May 11, 2011
A senior Iranian aerospace official said the country will soon launch two satellites into space to take high resolution wall maps and aerial photos of locations around the globe, the local English language satellite Press TV reported on Tuesday.
Head of Aerospace Industries of Iran's Electronics Industries Co., Asghar Ebrahimi, said Monday that Iran would send the Fajr (Dawn) satellite into space by September, while the Tolou (Sunrise) satellite would be launched in February 2012, said the report.
Ebrahimi said that the national Fajr satellite was developed and produced by Iranian aerospace experts in less than a year. It weighs 50 kilograms and is technically characterized by an orbit which could be promoted from 250 to 400 kilometers through a thruster or an engine.
Tolou satellite weighs less than 80 kilograms and would be placed in elliptical orbit of 400 kilometers in radius, he was quoted as saying.
Tolou would have a lifespan of one and a half years and would capture images with a resolution of 50 meters and then transmit them to stations on earth, said the official.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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