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Payam Satellite

Payam Satellite

Payam-e Amirkabir was one of the series of micro-satellites of Iranian space agency’s space technology development designed and built by Amirkabir University of Technology to operate in Low-Earth orbit (LEO) at an altitude of 500 kilometres

Payam-e Amirkabir was one of the series of micro-satellites of Iranian space agency’s space technology development designed and built by Amirkabir University of Technology to operate in Low-Earth orbit (LEO) at an altitude of 500 kilometres with an inclination of 55 degrees. The satellite, with a total mass of 100 kg and a 2-year operational life expectancy, was launched on a Simorgh Launch vehicle. The quality model of the satellite was unveiled in February 2017 at the annual ceremony of Iran’s National Space Technology Day.

Payam-e Amirkabir satellite was planned to carry out three main missions as follows:

  • Three-spectral (green-red and near-infrared) and panchromatic imaging the regions of Iran (Near-Real-Time and store-forward)
  • store and forward communications;
  • space radiation measurement.

The ground stations intended for Payam-e Amirkabir satellite were located at the site of Mahdasht Space Center and Qeshm Ground Station, and the two stations would have the capability of simultaneous receiving of the image and more telemetric data from the satellite. The Project Control Center was supposed to be based in Mahdasht Space Center.