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Nahid-1 satellite 2019-08-31 08.jpg
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorIranian Space Agency
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerIranian Space Agency
Start of mission
Launch dateTBD
Launch siteImam Khomeini Spaceport
ContractorIranian Space Agency

Nahid (Persian: ناهید‎, meaning "Venus") is an Iranian solar-powered communication satellite[1][2][3] with a planned launch to low Earth orbit in September 2019.[4] An explosion occurred on the launch pad during launch preparation on 29 August 2019,[5] though the satellite itself was apparently not part of the test and remains undamaged.[6]

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  1. ^ "telegraph - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 'wants to be first Iranian in space".
  2. ^ "Iran announces construction of new space center".
  3. ^ "Iran plans to launch three satellites into space".
  4. ^ "Images show Iran satellite launch looms despite US criticism". Military Times. 18 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
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  6. ^ Gambrell, Jon (2019-08-31). "Mysterious Iran rocket blast draws Trump tweet, Tehran taunt". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2019-08-31.

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