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Iran's Rasad satellite accomplishes mission

Source: MNA_URNL

Director of Iran's Space Agency has said the Rasad satellite has accomplished its mission and entered the atmosphere. Hamid Fazeli told IRNA news agency that Rasad was designed to orbit the earth for about one month and 2 to 3 weeks.

Iran's 'Rasad' (Observation) satellite
Iran's 'Rasad' (Observation) satellite

Fazeli also said all the objectives behind sending the satellite into space have been achieved.

He went on to say that the satellite split up when entering the Earth's atmosphere due to its low weight, high temperature and speed.

On June 17, Iran successfully launched its second domestically-manufactured Rasad into orbit.

Rasad (Observation in English), was launched aboard Safir rocket and successfully reached orbit.

The 15.3-kilo satellite carried out topography missions and produced high-resolution maps.

The satellite was designed to orbit the Earth 15 times a day at a height of 260 kilometers over the Earth's atmosphere.

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Rasad possessed all characteristics of a big satellite, although it is small.

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