CONTENT PREVIEW
C4iSR: Air

Iranian satellite fails to reach orbit

15 January 2019
Follow

A Simorgh SLV is seen in the gantry at the Khomeini Space Centre in Iran's Semnan province before the failed attempt to put the Payam satellite into orbit on 15 January. (IRNA)A Simorgh SLV is seen in the gantry at the Khomeini Space Centre in Iran's Semnan province before the failed attempt to put the Payam satellite into orbit on 15 January. (IRNA)An Iranian attempt to put a satellite into orbit failed on 15 January, according to Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi.

Iranian media organisations cited the minister as saying the launch was successful, but the third stage did not reach sufficient speed to get the Payam satellite into a Low Earth Orbit.

Iran previously announced that the Payam weighed 90 kg and would be put into a 500 km orbit by a Simorgh satellite launch vehicle (SLV) to acquire imagery with a resolution of 45 m.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at ihsmarkit.com/janes





(112 of 205 words)
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT