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10/06/11

Iran registers local AUTSAT in International Telecommunications Union

Source: ISNA, Tehran

Iran has registered technical specifications of its domestically-built AUTSAT in the International Telecommunications Union.

"AUTSAT projects aims to design, build, test and launch a light microsatellite which is scheduled to do missions on remote-sensing area," AUTSAT satellite's project manager Mostafa Safavi said Tuesday.

"The satellite with the lifespan of 3-5 years weighs 80 kg and will be sent to an altitude of 661 kilometers."

He continued the project has been carried out based of European and international space standards. It has been under construction since 2008.

The satellite can be used to assess damages inflicted by earthquakes, droughts and other natural disasters, contributing enormously to the reduction of casualties.

The satellite is also capable of surveying agricultural lands, he added. Many researchers specialized in electronics, computer sciences, Aerospace, and polymers fields have cooperated in designing and building the satellite.

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