Navid (satellite)

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Navid
Operator ISA
COSPAR ID 2012-005A
SATCAT № 38075
Mission duration 2 months[1]
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 50 kilograms (110 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date February 3, 2012, 00:04 (2012-02-03UTC00:04Z) UTC
Rocket Safir-1B
Launch site Semnan
End of mission
Decay date 1 April 2012 (2012-05)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 250 kilometres (160 mi)
Apogee 375 kilometres (233 mi)
Inclination 55 degrees
Period 90 minutes

Navid (Persian: نوید‎) or Navid-e Elm-o San'at (Persian: نوید علم و صنعت‎, "Gospel of Science and Technology") was an experimental Iranian Earth observation satellite.[2] The satellite carried a camera for taking higher-precision imagery of Earth and it was also be used to collect weather data and monitor natural disasters.[3] It was developed by students at the Iran University of Science and Technology.[4] The third satellite to be launched indigenously by Iran, it was placed into orbit by a new configuration of the Safir carrier rocket, featuring a larger second stage with 20% more thrust.[5] The launch occurred at approximately 00:04 UTC on 3 February 2012.[6] The satellite remained in orbit for two months, before reentering the atmosphere on 1 April 2012.[7]

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  1. ^ http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0203/Reports-Iran-successfully-launches-small-Earth-watching-satellite
  2. ^ "IRI successfully launches new satellite into orbit". IRIB. February 3, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Stephen Clark (3 February 2011). "Observing satellite launched by modified Iranian missile". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Iran to put Navid satellite into space". Press TV. October 9, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://jamejamonline.ir/newstext.aspx?newsnum=100803210565
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Issue 654". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Navis [sic] Satellite". Recent Reentries. Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 

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